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Commencement 2020

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Congratulations to our graduates, and thank you to everyone who celebrated Commencement with us!

Commencement 2020 videos & more

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:

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

MSCI & AHBR Commencement updates »

Occupational Therapy programs

OT Virtual Diploma Ceremony »
May 15, 1 p.m. | Email Shannon Eckhoff for details:

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:

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.

Master of Population Health Sciences

Recognition of 2020 MPHS graduates »