All the pomp, circumstance: Taylor Swift delivers NYU commencement speech, receives honorary degree

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter received a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, from the Manhattan-based university Wednesday

She said as she thanked the university, praised the graduates and expressed gratitude for her parents.

She said her adviser's ideology centered the idea that "mistakes equal failure," but she learned that her mistakes have actually been the "best things" in life.

At the 2021 Grammys, Swift hit the red carpet in a floral mini dress.

Later that year, the pop star performed during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's induction ceremony in Cleveland.

She attended the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for her "Miss Americana"

Swift concluded her speech with words of encouragement, using her new degree as a co-sign of her qualifications.