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Commencement to permanently move from Brookings Quadrangle to Francis Field

A celebration featuring food, games and entertainment will follow the event.

| Staff Reporter

A tribute to what we have lost

Graduating this year comes with many obstacles—entering an employment field of uncertain modality, missing out on making memories with large groups of friends and saying goodbye to a campus that seniors have hardly inhabited for their last three semesters at Washington University. Each person of the class of 2021 has lost something unique, something that deserves space and time to remember.

| Senior Scene Editor

Track and field student-athletes frustrated over lack of access to Francis Field ahead of commencement 

“I don’t think any athletes are being asked about what makes sense for us,” senior Julia Dannenbaum said. “It’s definitely disappointing.” 

| Senior Sports Editor

Dr. Julie Gerberding, first woman director of CDC, to be commencement speaker for Class of 2020

Dr. Gerberding, who was the first woman to serve as CDC director, will be the keynote speaker at the class of 2020’s delayed commencement ceremony

| Senior News Editor

Announcement of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for class of 2021 commencement speaker sparks excitement

Abdul-Jabbar, who has been a prominent advocate for racial and social justice since his playing days, will record a speech before commencement that will be broadcast on large screens at Francis Olympic Field and streamed to graduates who will not be at the in-person ceremony.

and | Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor

WU to hold modified in-person commencement for classes of 2020 and 2021

Ceremonies will be held May 20–21 for the class of 2021 and May 30 for the class of 2020.

| Senior News Editor

Arts & Sciences departments to schedule two required ‘study days’ in spring semester, add protections for wellness days

All departments in the College of Arts & Sciences will select two days to cancel classes during the spring 2021 semester, as part of Washington University’s efforts to support student mental health and compensate for the absence of a spring break, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Jen Smith announced in an email to students, Dec. 7.

| Senior News Editor

Op-Ed: All Circumstance, No Pomp: On Losing Graduation

With all the hard work I’ve put into this degree to now have graduation ripped from my hands hurts so much more than I can put into words.

Noah Treviño | Class of 2020

WU cancels class of 2020 commencement ceremony

Washington University canceled commencement for the class of 2020, Chancellor Andrew Martin announced in a video message to the graduating class, Monday evening, as concern over COVID-19’s spread grows nationwide.

| Senior News Editor

Op-ed: From a student arrested by the university

For all the people that are graduating, I know you are almost out of here, and a lot of you are probably wondering what else you can do with just one week left at Wash. U. This is what you can do. Commit to showing solidarity with everyone who has been involved with this and everyone who is affected by this.

Jessica Yu | Class of 2021

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