Celebrating the Class of 2020
Congratulations to our graduates, and thank you to everyone who celebrated Commencement with us!
Our country and the world face a challenge unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetimes. For our graduates, this means much-deserved celebrations of their hard work must be significantly adapted. The universitywide Commencement ceremony on the Danforth Campus has been canceled, with a Class of 2020 ceremony planned for May 30 of next year.
On the Medical Campus, academic programs are finding new ways to honor our students’ achievements. As plans for individual programs are announced, we will update them below.
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.
School of Medicine recognition ceremonies
Ceremonies are listed by academic program and are not in chronological order.
Doctor of Medicine programs
MD Virtual Commencement Ceremony »
May 15, 3 p.m.
Speakers: David H. Perlmutter, MD, the George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and the Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor; and student speaker Averey D. Strong, class president and candidate for doctor of medicine
Audiology & Communication Sciences programs (PACS)
PACS Virtual Recognition Ceremony »
May 15, 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: William W. Clark, director of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
Biology & Biomedical Sciences programs (DBBS)
DBBS Virtual Commencement Ceremony
June 12, 2020 | Time TBA | Email Joel Dalton for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD degrees for the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences are conferred by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Master of Science in Clinical Investigation &
Applied Health Behavior Research
Occupational Therapy programs
Speakers: Lisa Tabor Connor, the Elias Michael Executive Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy; keynote speaker Duana Russell-Thomas, clinical specialist with the program; faculty speaker Quinn Tyminski; and student speakers Sofia Monarrez, candidate for master’s in occupational therapy, and Leanna Namovic, candidate for doctorate
Physical Therapy programs
PT Virtual Commencement Ceremony
May 15, 1:30 p.m. | Email Sarah Rands for details: email@example.com
Speakers: Gammon M. Earhart, director of the Program in Physical Therapy; faculty speaker Stacy Tylka, associate professor of physical therapy; and student speaker Jacob Raecker, doctor of physical therapy candidate.