Um, that’s Dr. Taylor Swift to you! The New York University (NYU) is awarding the “All Too Well” singer a well-deserved honorary doctorate.The songstress is set to get passed a diploma, a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, and toss her cap when she addresses the university’s class of 2022 on May 18 at Yankee Stadium, according to a press release from NYU.
Prior to today’s announcement that Swift would become an NYU alum, the university had already given her academic reverence. NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music debuted a new course back in January, focusing on the singer-songwriter’s business and writing practices, as well as how fandom, gender, and race collide in the music industry.Taylor is certainly no stranger to receiving accolades—think back to her 11 Grammy Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and impressive winning streaks thanks to albums like Fearless, Red, and 1989. This hits different though, as it is Taylor’s first academic award.
Since Taylor has been touring worldwide, releasing chart-topping albums, and gathering top awards since she was a teen, she didn’t exactly have the time to attend college. If she had gone to college though, she definitely would have been voted best dressed on campus. Do you think Meredith would have come to classes too? If so, that’s a study session I would’ve wanted to be a part of.
To celebrate her graduation, Taylor recently premiered a new line of merchandise for recent college grads called the “I’m Feeling ’22” graduation collection. Dr. Swift has truly thought of everything. The lineup includes patches and charms to decorate your graduation cap with, party supplies like balloons and cake toppers, and just about everything else an academically inclined Swiftie could want to commemorate the occasion. As a ’22 grad myself, I’ll be stocking up on these *super cute* sweaters with an emblem of Meredith surrounded by the song lyrics “Happy, Free, Confused, and Lonely at the same time.”