WashU Med to hold in-person, outdoor commencement

Washington University will recognize graduates of all School of Medicine programs during an in-person ceremony at Francis Field on the Danforth Campus. The ceremony will be held outdoors on Friday, May 21, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., with seating of students and a small number of faculty leaders arranged to accommodate physical distancing. A limited number of guests will be seated separately. Everyone in attendance must wear a face mask and register in advance. Members of the class of 2020 — whose in-person commencement was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — have been invited to participate.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to offer an in-person recognition of our students,” said Eva Aagaard, MD, senior associate dean for education. “I am also excited about the opportunity to have a collaborative ceremony with many of the programs across our campus.”

Members of the WashU Med community are encouraged to watch the ceremony virtually. Please check the WashU Med website for more information.

WashU Med will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions and will adjust plans as needed.