Read Taylor Swift’s Inspiring Speech for NYU’s Class of ’22

“Today, you leave New York University and then you go out into the world searching for what’s next. And so will I,” superstar says at Yankee Stadium

Taylor Swift's hit song "22" takes on a whole new meaning after gracing the stage with New York University's class of 2022.

The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter received a Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa,

 from the Manhattan-based university Wednesday, delivering the commencement speech with a timely joke.

"The main reason I'm here is because I have a song called '22,'" she said as she thanked the university,

praised the graduates and expressed gratitude for her parents.

NYU called the Yankee Stadium occasion "an unprecedented 'doubleheader' event" as it celebrated this year's class

of graduates as well as students from the 2020 and 2021 classes whose ceremonies were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.