A Message to the Class of 2020


Washington University in St. Louis has canceled the Commencement ceremony on May 15, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

We know that this decision is very disappointing for our graduates and their families. Rest assured that there will be an in-person Commencement ceremony to recognize our 2020 graduates’ accomplishments, and the chancellor has appointed a committee to determine when and how we can do that in a safe and responsible way.

The health and well-being of the Washington University community is our highest priority.

Please watch for additional communications in the weeks to come related to a future celebration.