May 20–21, 2021
Details about commencement ceremonies will be confirmed as we continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. Please check this website periodically for all event updates.
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Class of 2021 Calendar of Events
|Thursday, May 20, 2021|
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||McKelvey School of Engineering|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||School of Law|
|3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||Olin Business School|
|6:30 – 8:00 p.m.||Brown School + Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts|
|Friday, May 21, 2021|
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Arts & Sciences Ceremony 1 (alpha A-K)**|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Arts & Sciences Ceremony 2 (alpha L-Z)**|
|3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||The Graduate School (Graduate and PhD students) + University College|
|7:00 – 8:30 p.m.||School of Medicine|
**If you fall into one of the ceremonies that will be assigned by last name, based upon registration data, your ceremony may shift.
Celebrating our graduates
Photos from the 2021 ceremonies are available for viewing and downloading.
Special messages for the Class of 2021
Download a PDF with the full collection of printable #WashU21 signs below.
We hope these Zoom backgrounds will help in making your #WashU21 virtual parties a bit more festive. Click the images to download .png files. Also, you may select from the full WashU collection below.