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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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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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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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School, college and other commemorations

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.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt celebrates first four-year class, 10th anniversary

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.

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Songwriting seminar inspires personal tributes to Class of 2020

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.

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