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Commencement 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021! #WashU21

To respect the health and safety of our graduates and guests, Washington University Commencement ceremonies are being planned in coordination with the university’s infectious diseases and medical experts in compliance with St. Louis County guidelines. The School of Medicine will hold an in-person schoolwide ceremony for all programs outdoors. In addition, several programs are holding individual virtual ceremonies for their graduates.

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School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 21, 2021 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Washington University will recognize graduates of all School of Medicine programs at an in-person ceremony at Francis Field on the Danforth Campus. The ceremony will be held outdoors with seating arranged to accommodate physical distancing. Everyone in attendance will be required to wear a face mask and register in advance.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions and will adjust plans as needed. Please monitor the WashU Commencement website for updates.

Individual recognition ceremonies (virtual)

The schedule of ceremonies will be updated as information is available.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

12 p.m. Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), recognized at College of Arts & Sciences ceremony

Friday, May 21, 2021

1:30 p.m. Audiology & Communication Sciences (PACS)

1:30 p.m. Physical Therapy (PT)