2014 Commencement


Class of 2014

Our 153rd all-university Commencement ceremony took place Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle.


2014 Chancellor’s Address

Our mission is to prepare the next generation of leaders, advance human health, inspire innovation and entrepreneurship, and enhance the quality of life. Class of 2014, you are leaders, you are advancing human health, you are innovators and entrepreneurs, and you are enhancing the quality of life. I declare: Mission accomplished! Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Tony La Russa, 2014 Commencement Speaker

2014 Commencement Address Speaker – Tony La Russa

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Tony La Russa is considered one of the best managers in baseball history. During his 33-year career as a manager in Major League Baseball, La Russa won three World Series and 2,728 games, placing him third in all-time major league wins. La Russa is also known for his tireless animal rescue work and instilling in his players an interest in giving back to their communities. He has been instrumental in the success of Cardinals Care, the St. Louis Cardinals community foundation.

Read About Tony La Russa

La Russa’s Commencement Address

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Class Acts: Celebrating the past, ready for the future.

A five-part series in recognition of students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.

Class Acts - Community Service

Class Acts: Serving the Community

During their time at Washington University in St. Louis, these graduating students have created a better future for children — and improved the lives of adults — through a broad spectrum of service activities.

Class Acts - Achievement

Class Acts: Achieving Excellence

Washington University in St. Louis students aren’t waiting until they graduate to achieve great things. The following stories recount just some of the successes already garnered by the Class of 2014.

Class Acts - Innovation

Class Acts: Sparking Innovation

Great ideas abound at Washington University in St. Louis. The following stories offer a glimpse into the Class of 2014’s many innovative endeavors.

Class Acts: Shaping the Future

The future is bright for Washington University in St. Louis’ Class of 2014. The following stories offer a sampling of where our graduates are headed now that their WUSTL adventure has drawn to a close.

Class Acts - Memories

Class Acts: Making Memories

Between the hours in the lecture hall and the lab, there was dancing in the Quad, cheering at Francis Field and tug-of-war in the Swamp. Here graduating students reminisce about some of their most memorable moments at Washington University in St. Louis.