Blacksburg, VA - Lane Stadium in Blacksburg is packed Friday for Virginia Tech's class of 2013 commencement ceremony.
More than 5,000 graduates are receiving their diplomas this year.
The commencement speaker is Tech President Charles Steger, who announced earlier this week he is stepping down.
It's been a long standing tradition that the universities president give at least one commence speech during their tenure.
You can watch the ceremony streaming LIVE on Virginia Tech's website.