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Class of 2020 Commencement celebration scheduled for May 1-2, 2021

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University will hold the Class of 2020’s on-campus Commencement ceremony and related events on May 1 and 2, 2021. The dates were selected as the best option after evaluating input from a student committee, campus partners and various vendors that will contribute to events throughout the weekend.

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A Toast to the Class of 2020: In an extraordinary year, we celebrate an extraordinary class

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt Magazine raises a glass of its own to the tenacious, accomplished and always adaptable Class of 2020. Cheers to you all.

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‘One Vanderbilt’: Hope in troubled times

May. 14, 2020—At a time when we are physically separate, the connections embodied by our One Vanderbilt community have become even more vital.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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A message to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2020 from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente

May. 8, 2020—In a video message to the Class of 2020, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente congratulates graduates on their many achievements, commends their perseverance during this challenging time, and confers upon them their Vanderbilt degrees.

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Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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Goodbye for Now: A message from Student Body President Frances Burton

May. 8, 2020—VSG Student Body President Frances Burton sends a heartfelt message to her fellow classmates as they prepare to graduate during this unprecedented time.

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Downtown Nashville landmark to be lit in VU colors celebrating Class of 2020

May. 8, 2020—Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8, in celebration of—and in solidarity with—the graduating Class of 2020.

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Vanderbilt University honors 33 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is honoring 33 faculty members retiring in 2020 for their years of service, and bestowing on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Class of 2020 shares milestones and memories

May. 8, 2020—It wasn’t the end to senior year that anyone anticipated, but the memories of meaningful experiences, friendships and challenges linger.

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#VU2020 committee plans celebrations now and for 2021

May. 7, 2020—A volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, is leading the planning for this year's virtual celebrations and the in-person Commencement festivities slated for 2021.

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Celebrating the Class of 2020

May. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Class of 2020 represents a rich variety of backgrounds, experiences, goals and dreams. Learn more about some of the remarkable graduates from this year’s class.

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