Colgate University's Torchlight ceremony featured on NBC Nightly News

HAMILTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - Colgate University made national news Friday night, literally, as part of NBC Nightly News' annual tribute to college graduates.

Each year, the broadcast produces a special segment with video clips from college commencements across the nation, featuring graduates, ceremonies and commencement speakers.

Friday night, in the Class of 2012 edition, Nightly News showed a clip from Colgate University's traditional Torchlight ceremony.

Colgate's Torchlight ceremony is one of the university's highlights graduation weekend where the graduates-to-be process down the hill to Taylor Lake in their graduation gowns with lit torches.

Commencement speakers from nearby Syracuse University and St. Lawrence University were also part of the segment.

NBC Nightly News airs daily on WKTV at 6:30 p.m.

NBC Nightly News's Class of 2012 segment is included below.

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