Congratulations messages

All faculty, staff, students, families and friends of the Washington University community are invited to share video and photo messages of congratulations and support to the Class of 2021.

Photos and videos submitted by April 24 will be shared with graduates in Commencement-related communications, as well as displayed during the in-person and live stream ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21.

We will accept general and specific call-outs to students. We would love to see a variety and personalization, especially from parents.

You may download a PDF of this collection of printable signs to include in your photos or video footage. We encourage you to get creative—see the sample video below!

Submission instructions

Take your photos and videos in horizontal landscape, not vertical.

Sample video

When preparing your submission, please include your name and title/relationship in the file name. If you’re submitting a video, you may also say your name and title at the beginning of your video. For photos, the higher the resolution the better, and the preferred format is .jpeg and .TIFF.

Once your submission is ready, click submit.

By submitting your entry, you are granting permission to Washington University to use your photos and videos in communications related to Commencement.

Submission deadline

Please submit your photo/video messages by Saturday, April 24, 2021 to be included.


If you would like to speak with someone about your submission, please contact