Chancellor Wrighton will announce the Commencement speaker in the spring during the annual senior class toast.

2017 Commencement Address Speaker – Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen, a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social critic, delivered the 2017 Commencement address. During the Commencement ceremony, Quindlen also received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.


2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

Each year, Washington University in St. Louis honors distinguished individuals at the May Commencement ceremony.

2017 Honorary Grand Marshal

2017 Honorary Grand Marshal

Class Acts

A series in recognition of students who are changing the world through research, community engagement and innovation.