Class of 2020
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.
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.
May. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 10 colleges and schools, as well as a number of campus groups, organizations and programs, are celebrating the Class of 2020 through videos, messages, commemorations and more.
May. 6, 2020—As Next Steps at Vanderbilt marks its 10th anniversary throughout 2020, the year also brings another significant milestone: The first class of Next Steps at Vanderbilt students will graduate from its expanded four-year program.
May. 6, 2020—Some students participating in a Blair School of Music songwriting seminar planned on penning songs about graduating from college. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. The students left campus, and the desire to process their emotions through song increased exponentially.
May. 6, 2020—As the world responds to COVID-19, Vanderbilt's Class of 2020 reflects on reaching the milestone of college graduation during such a tumultuous time.
May. 5, 2020—As the Vanderbilt campus braced itself to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 through a series of proactive measures in March, School of Medicine class president Varun Menon, MD'20, shared some thoughts on his experience of being a medical student during the unprecedented outbreak.
Longing for Home: A recent graduate from Wuhan, China, reflects on a pandemic that upended his life across two different worlds
May. 5, 2020—Qisen Song, BA'20, reflects on the unexpected ending of his senior year at Vanderbilt, and the meaning of home and family during difficult times.
May. 4, 2020—While still focusing on the difficulties of the most recent couple of months, it’s more important now than ever to reflect on the strides the Vanderbilt University community has made throughout the 2019-20 academic year, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.
May. 4, 2020—A tribute to seniors living in the E. Bronson Ingram Residential College has taken on special significance now that students are away from campus.
May. 1, 2020—Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.
May. 1, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente kicks off the celebration of Vanderbilt’s 2020 graduates in a new video message. The university will honor the Class of 2020 through stories, video, social media and more over the next week, culminating with a special address from Wente to graduates at 9 a.m. CST on Friday, May 8.