Class of 2020 Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 30, 2021 
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.Class of 2020 undergraduate students (alpha A-K)**
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Class of 2020 undergraduate students (alpha L-Z)**
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.Class of 2020 graduate students
 *Dates and times are subject to modifications should COVID conditions and restrictions change.
**If you fall into one of the ceremonies that will be assigned by last name, based upon registration data, your ceremony may shift. 

Please review the Planning Guide for May and December 2020 Graduates and if you are not already subscribed, please sign up for email updates from the Commencement Office.

Details about the celebration will be confirmed as we continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. Please check this website periodically for all event updates. For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.

Download the commencement campus map (PDF)

December 2020 Graduates

December degree candidates are also invited to attend the celebration planned for Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Some schools and programs have hosted virtual December Recognition Ceremonies. Please contact your school’s dean’s office for more information.

Celebrating Our Graduates

Commencement Photos

Photos from the 2020 ceremonies are available for viewing and downloading.


A special message to the Class of 2020

Share the news

We can prepare a press release for your home town paper.

Zoom backgrounds

We hope these Zoom backgrounds will help in making your #WashU20 virtual parties a bit more festive. Click the images to download .png files. Also, you may select from the full WashU collection below.

Social stickers

Add a GIF sticker to posts on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #WashU20. And, add a frame to your Facebook profile. See the full collection of social images below.


Download a PDF with the full collection of printable #WashU20 signs below.

Postcards of appreciation

We wish we could express our gratitude to each one of our graduates; instead, we deliver these postcards of appreciation highlighting students who embody the spirit of the Class of 2020.