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Celebrating the Class of 2020

Please save the following dates and times:

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 2 p.m.
Richmond School of Law

Sunday, May 2, 2021, 2 p.m.
School of Arts & Sciences
Jepson School of Leadership
Robins School of Business

Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Master of Business Administration

Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9 a.m.
School of Professional and Continuing Studies

As we continue to finalize our plans, please visit our site regularly for updates. The health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority, and public health guidance will continue to inform our planning for your commencement events. If conditions change that affect our ability to welcome you back to campus on these dates, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work to create a safe and healthy home for all Spiders to learn, live, and celebrate. We wish you good health and look forward to welcoming you back to campus next spring!

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Remarks from President Ronald A. Crutcher to the Class of 2020

Remarks for the Class of 2020 from Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy with offices in the U.S. and ten regions around the globe. He chaired the philanthropy committee that brought a resolution to the city of Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and is co-founder and chair of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance and the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy.

Before joining Ford, Darren was vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing global and domestic programs including the Rebuild New Orleans initiative after Hurricane Katrina. He has been included on numerous annual media lists, including TIME’s annual 100 Most Influential People in the World, Rolling Stone’s 25 People Shaping the Future, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and OUT Magazine’s Power 50.

To the Class of 2020...

Class of 2020 Shout Outs

Additional School-Specific Commencement Recognition

School of Arts & Sciences 
Accomplishments from our Community of Learners

Jepson School of Leadership Studies
Finale 2020: Senior Recognition & Appreciation Ceremony

Robins School of Business
Class of 2020 Commencement

Richmond School of Law
Virtual Commencement Celebration

School of Professional & Continuing Studies 
Celebrating Our 2020 Graduates