Washington University in St. Louis has canceled the Commencement ceremony on May 15 and all May 2020 recognition ceremonies, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

We know that this decision is very disappointing for our graduates and their families. Our students work incredibly hard to reach this milestone and deserve to be celebrated. We are already starting to think about how we can celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 at another time.

Please watch for additional communications in the weeks to come related to a future celebration.

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In addition to the university-wide Commencement ceremony, each of our schools and colleges holds a separate ceremony recognizing each individual student.


2020 Calendar of Events

Times and locations for these events are subject to change.

Tuesday, May 12

ARMY ROTC 102nd COMMISSIONING CEREMONY
Recognition Ceremony
1 p.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception immediately following, Umrath Lounge

MILITARY AND VETERANS
Recognition Ceremony
4 p.m. Holmes Lounge
• Reception immediately following

STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN/FAMILIES
Recognition Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Janite Lee Reading Room at the Law School
• Reception included

Wednesday, May 13

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER DESI AMERICAN (APIDA)
Recognition Ceremony
12:00 p.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception immediately following, Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center

FIRST GENERATION
Recognition Ceremony
1:30 p.m. McMillan Cafe
• Reception immediately following

LAVENDER
Recognition Ceremony
3 p.m. Holmes Lounge
• Reception immediately following

BLACK SENIOR ALLIANCE
Recognition Ceremony
5 p.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception immediately following, Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center

LATINX RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Recognition Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Umrath Lounge
• Reception immediately following

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Recognition Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception immediately following in Holmes Lounge

Thursday, May 14

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Recognition Ceremony
8:30 a.m. Brookings Quadrangle
Severe Weather and/or Inclement Conditions Location:
Field House, Athletic Complex, additional viewing sites on campus
• Reception held on Friday

BLACK GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS
Recognition Ceremony
9:00 a.m. E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center
• Reception immediately following

SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN

Recognition Ceremony
11 a.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception held on Friday

MCKELVEY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Undergraduate and Graduate Recognition Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Field House, Athletic Complex
• Receptions immediately following in department locations (Details TBA)

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
4 p.m. Varsity Gym, Athletic Complex
Reception held on Friday

PROGRAMS IN CLINICAL INVESTIGATION,
POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCES AND
APPLIED HEALTH BEHAVIOR RESEARCH

Joint Recognition Ceremony
4 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC)
• Reception immediately following

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM
Pre-Commencement Reception
5 p.m. Atrium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center

BROWN SCHOOL
Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
7:30 p.m. Field House, Athletic Complex
• Reception held on Friday

SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS
COLLEGE OF ART AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ART

Recognition Ceremony
8 p.m. Graham Chapel
• Reception held on Friday

Friday, May 15

ALL-UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
8:30 a.m. Brookings Quadrangle

BROWN SCHOOL
Diploma pick-up and Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Diploma pick-up and Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Lawn west of Olin Library entrance
Rain Location: Whispers Cafe (Olin Library)

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Diploma pick-up and Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Lawn south of Cupples II
Rain Location: TBD

SAM FOX SCHOOL OF DESIGN & VISUAL ARTS
Diploma pick-up and Reception
11a.m. (or following Commencement) Weil Hall

MCKELVEY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma pick-up and Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Lopata 303

PROGRAM IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Holmes Lounge
Diploma Ceremony at 1 p.m. Graham Chapel

PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Diploma Distribution and Hooding Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Kohorassan Ballroom, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis
• Reception immediately following in the Lindell Ballroom,
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Diploma pick-up and Reception
11 a.m. (or following Commencement) Women’s Building Lounge

OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony
11:30 a.m. Field House, Athletic Complex
• Reception immediately following, Knight Hall Atrium

SCHOOL OF LAW
Recognition Ceremony
Diploma Distribution and Reception
11:30 a.m. Varsity Gym, Athletic Complex
• Reception immediately following, Anheuser-Busch Hall

PROGRAM IN AUDIOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
Recognition Ceremony and Diploma Distribution
1:30 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), Main Auditorium, First Floor
• Reception immediately following

OLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Graduate Recognition Ceremony
3 p.m. Field House, Athletic Complex
• Reception immediately following, Knight Hall Atrium

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE PROGRAM
Commencement Recognition Ceremony
3 p.m. Ferrara Theater, America’s Center
• Reception immediately following, 2nd Floor Atrium, America’s Center