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Celebrating the Class of 2020

President Ronald A. Crutcher invites you
to view digital well wishes 
and celebratory messages from your Spider family.

Be sure to download special swag for your at-home celebrations. 
Share your photos with us using #Richmond2020 and #SpiderPride, or email them to

The University will be back in touch in early June with an update on plans for our on-campus graduation celebration that will include a Commencement ceremony.

Content for this virtual tribute will be available to view through early June,
when this website will be updated with information about the rescheduled graduation celebration.

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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