Class of 2019
Our 158th all-university Commencement ceremony took place May 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. in Brookings Quadrangle.
2019 Commencement Address Speaker –
Michael R. Bloomberg
Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and three-term mayor of New York City whose innovations in government and philanthropy have made him a global leader on climate change, public health, education and other critical issues facing America and the world. During the Commencement ceremony, Bloomberg will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
2019 Senior Class President Joey Vettiankal’s Address
“So let’s go be heroes because a brighter tomorrow begins with what we do today.”
2019 Graduate Speaker Alexandra Keane’s Address
“have the courage to follow your intuition — your questioning may be the spark that sets in motion the tides of progress.”
Chancellor Mark Wrighton’s 2019 Message to the Graduates.
“Our university motto is “per veritatem vis,” “strength through truth.” May each of those graduating today continue to seek the truth and use it to build a brighter tomorrow.”
The View from Here
See and download photos from Commencement 2019.
#WashU19 Class Acts
Recognizing students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.