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Commencement 2020

Class of 2020 celebrated with virtual toast

Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente was joined by deans, administrators, former and current faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, coaches, Board of Trust members and alumni in saluting the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast.

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Class of 2020 to be celebrated with virtual toast June 17

Jun. 10, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will be joined by other campus leaders and members of the Vanderbilt community when they salute the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast on Wednesday, June 17.

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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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