From the first Washington University in St. Louis Commencement held in 1862, the ceremony has given graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff the opportunity to gather in celebration.
2014-2019 Ceremonies (Commencement Archive)
Ceremonies prior to 2014 are housed in the archives of the University Library.
Past Commencement Videos
Watch a selection of memorable moments and speeches from recent commencement ceremonies.
Past Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients and Grand Marshals
2021 Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
2002-2019 Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients, and Grand Marshals (Commencement Archive)
1905-2015 Speakers (University Archives)
1859-2019 Honorary Degrees awarded by WashU (University Archives)