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Commencement

Commencement 2020
May 15, 2020
Celebrating the Class of 2020 »


Washington University in St. Louis made the difficult decision to cancel all May 2020 in-person Commencement celebrations to help prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus. We know this was incredibly disappointing for our graduating students, their families, those who have dedicated countless hours to planning this event, and everyone looking forward to celebrating our students’ hard work.

Nonetheless, our graduates and our community exhibited incredible spirit, finding new ways to honor the occasion and celebrate the Class of 2020.

Doctor of medicine graduates recite the Declaration of Geneva as part of the Washington University School of Medicine virtual MD Commencement Recognition Ceremony.
Video: Huy Mach/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Thank you #WashU20:
Postcards to students who embody the spirit of the Class of 2020

MD/PhD candidate Kow Essuman is finding new ways to treat people with neurodegenerative diseases.

MD candidate Kate Gerull advocates for women and underrepresented minorities in medicine.


Past Commencement ceremonies

See photos, videos and more coverage of past graduation ceremonies.

Commencement 2020