TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — 952 Troy University students had an early start to their day Friday, as they got to put on the cap and gown and walk across the stage.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice and Troy University alumnus, Tommy Bryan, spoke during the commencement.

30 states and 13 nations outside of the United States were represented in Friday’s Spring Commencement.

The commencement ceremony was broken up into two separate ceremonies. 737 undergraduate students walked Friday morning. 215 graduate students walked Friday afternoon.

Family and friends showed up to watch their students walk on the stage and receive their diplomas. Other members of the family were able to watch through a livestream.