Nearly 1,400 members of the Class of 2020 returned to the Washington University campus on Sunday, May 30, to celebrate an in-person Commencement on Francis Olympic Field.
Julie L. Gerberding implores the pandemic Class of 2020 to apply the unique lessons it learned these past 15 months.
Delayed by a year, Washington University in St. Louis students who graduated in 2020 will finally get their chance to experience the time-honored tradition of walking in their Commencement on Sunday, May 30.
Delayed by a year, students who graduated in 2020 will finally get their chance on Sunday, May 30, to experience the time-honored tradition of walking in their Washington University Commencement. More than 1,300 members of the Class of 2020 will be back on campus for the ceremonies.
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary May 25 of the killing of George Floyd, the leaders of Washington University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion planted Black Lives Matter flags on the Brookings Hall lawn.
Washington University celebrated its160th Commencement not once, but eight times on May 20 and May 21. The Record kept a diary of the days’ sights and stories, including three alumni who competed on Francis Field and returned there to watch their children graduate; five Olin student-athletes on their way to NCAA Division III baseball championships; and one very elated chancellor thrilled to lead his first in-person Commencement.
At the 160th Commencement, one like no other in university history, NBA great and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told the Class of 2021 to write their own story — but to make sure it went beyond themselves.
An unprecedented academic year coming to a close brings an unprecedented Commencement for graduating students this week. To allow for in-person ceremonies, the traditional universitywide ceremony in Brookings Quadrangle will be broken up into eight ceremonies over the next two days, May 20 and 21, on Francis Olympic Field.
Senior Class President Michelle Wang says her classmates share a deeper sense of empathy, one they earned the hard way.
Two psychological and brain sciences students in Arts & Sciences received Research Excellence Awards from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.