MEDIA ADVISORY: Washington University Commencement is 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18

Washington University’s 157th Commencement is 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, in Brookings Quadrangle. The university will award 3,319 degrees to 3,150 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university also will bestow honorary degrees on five individuals, including former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Beyond Housing’s Chris Krehmeyer.

Attending college at the right time, right place

William Feng, senior class president and a degree candidate from Olin Business School, could not have anticipated the changes this nation, city and campus would undergo in the past four years. But he’s glad he was here to see it. Feng will address thousands of classmates, faculty and family members Friday, May 18, at Washington University in St. Louis’ 157th Commencement.

Five to receive honorary degrees

Washington University in St. Louis will award five honorary degrees during its 157th Commencement May 18. During the ceremony, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus, the university will bestow academic degrees on approximately 3,000 members of the Class of 2018.