Save the Date: May 30, 2021

Chancellor Martin announces the date for the Class of 2020 in-person commencement celebration: May 30, 2021 on the Danforth campus.

Details about the celebration 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.

For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response, visit the WashU Together website.

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December 2020 Graduates

Some schools and programs are hosting virtual December Recognition Ceremonies. Please contact your school’s dean’s office for more information.

December degree candidates are also invited to attend the celebration planned for Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Celebrating Our Graduates


A special message to the Class of 2020

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Postcards of Appreciation

We wish we could express our gratitude to each one of our graduates; instead, we deliver these postcards of appreciation highlighting students who embody the spirit of the Class of 2020.