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Welcome to a celebration of the Class of 2020. While we had wanted to be together on May 8, we are as excited as ever to honor our graduates’ many achievements and welcome them to the Commodore family for life.  

Here, you will find special video messages from your Vanderbilt community, stories about our remarkable 2020 graduates, plans about next spring’s in-person celebrations and other opportunities to stay connected. You'll also find celebratory messages from Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges, your friends, and the Commodore family.


 Planning for the Class of 2020 Commencement Activities

Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente announced that the Class of 2020 will be celebrating here at Vanderbilt on the weekend of May 1-2, 2021. The Graduating Student Advisory Committee is soliciting input and sharing ideas with Commencement organizers as we make plans for the Class of 2020’s May 2021 Commencement activities. Feel free to reach out to your fellow graduates on the committee or submit your ideas here. Read the message from Interim Chancellor Wente regarding plans to postpone Commencement and other related activities until May 2021. (View FAQs related to 2020 Commencement plans.)

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Tag your posts #VU2020 to share how you are celebrating this special day.

Special Package for Graduates

To extend the celebration, be on the lookout for a special package in the mail in early June with a few keepsakes to commemorate your time at Vanderbilt. We know it cannot replace walking across the stage in the company of your family and friends, but we look forward to welcoming you back to campus in May 2021 to partake in that time-honored tradition.

 Commencement Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom

View instructions for using Zoom virtual backgrounds.
Note: For the backgrounds that include text, the words will appear backwards to you if you have screen mirroring turned on on Zoom,
but will appear normal to the other people on the video call.