May 18, 2012, Commencement coverage

An index of news coverage related to Washington University’s 151st Commencement

May 18, 2012

The transcript of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton’s address to the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2012 at the 151st Commencement ceremony May 18.


May 18, 2012
Spontaneous bursts of joy broke out all day long on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis as the university held its 151st Commencement May 18 in Brookings Quadrangle. From the memorable speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters to the conferring of honorary degrees and singing of the “Alma Mater,” it was a day of smiles. A slideshow commemorates it all.MORE
May 18, 2012

The transcript of Mike Peters’ 2012 Commencement address to the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2012. Peters delivered the address to a crowd of nearly 15,000 on May 18.


May 18, 2012
Do what you love, and you will find success, said Mike Peters, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, during the 151st Commencement ceremony at WUSTL.“Last night, all of the people who are getting honorary degrees, the thing that we all have together is we love what we do,” he told the crowd of approximately 15,000 gathered at Brookings Quadrangle May 18. MORE
May 17, 2012
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton will confer degrees at the 151st Commencement ceremony, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. The 2,760 candidates will receive 2,878 degrees, of which 1,450 are undergraduate and 1,428 are graduate and professional. MORE
May 1, 2012
Each year at Commencement, the Washington University in St. Louis Record presents its annual Gallery of Outstanding Graduates. From among the more than 2,700 degree candidates, 12 are chosen who not only excel academically but also stand out because of exceptional ability, volunteer involvement on campus or in the community, unique career choice, family background or unusual hobby or outside interests. MORE
May 11, 2012

Commencement week begins Monday, May 14, with a variety of celebrations and ceremonies designed to warmly send Washington University in St. Louis’ Class of 2012 out into the world. The week begins with the Chancellor’s Dinner to Honor Graduating Seniors at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14 and culminates with the 151st Commencement Friday May 18.MORE

April 19, 2012
Washington University in St. Louis will award six honorary degrees during the university’s 151st Commencement May 18. They are: David M. Becker, JD; C. Ronald Kahn, MD; Richard J. Mahoney; Mike Peters; Gloria M. Steinem; and Donald M. Suggs, DDS. During the ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus, WUSTL also will bestow academic degrees on approximately 2,800 members of the Class of 2012.MORE