Help celebrate our graduates

Good afternoon,

Commencement is such a special time, and we are requesting your help to create a memorable experience for our wonderful Washington University graduates. Loved ones, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to submit messages of support to the Class of 2021 now through Saturday, April 24, 2021. Photos and videos submitted by April 24 will be shared with graduates in Commencement-related communications and displayed during the in-person and live stream ceremonies. We will accept general and specific call-outs to students.

To submit a personalized message of support:

  • Visit the class-specific website: 
  • Click submit.
  • Drag and drop your video or photo file.
  • Click submit.
  • Please note that Washington University reserves the right to edit or remove any inappropriate content.

Video submission guidelines:

  • Keep the video short and sweet.
  • Video must be in horizontal landscape.
  • Center yourself in your video screen.
  • Find an area that has natural or soft light to create a balanced image.
  • Turn off nearby televisions and radios that create background noise.
  • Speak loudly and clearly.
  • Videos must be MOV or MP4 files. (iPhones/Apple software will save as a MOV, and Microsoft will save as MP4.)

We greatly appreciate your help in making this an unforgettable moment for your graduates. If you have questions or concerns, please email

Kindest regards,
Michelle Gelven