Commencement

Commencement update for the Class of 2020

Watch the 2020 celebration online Sunday, May 31 at 12 p.m. EDT:

Facebook Live:  
Class of 2020 Website

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, Wellesley will not be able to host an in-person commencement this year. While nothing can replace our traditional commencement, we invite you to join us for a special online event on Sunday, May 31 at 12 p.m. EDT, to celebrate the achievements of and award degrees to the remarkable red class of 2020. This celebration will allow us all—family, friends, faculty, staff, and alumnae—to join together as a community to acknowledge the accomplishments, compassion, and courage of our seniors.

The program will feature remarks from Dean Marquez, Senior Class Council, President Johnson, the student speaker, and the class of 2020 commencement speaker, whose identity will be revealed as part of the program. Seniors have requested that their names not be read individually as part of the celebration, so instead we will present the names of each graduate in aggregate in a series of slides.

We invite you to join the conversation on social media using #Wellesley2020. Many of the messages and photos will be included on the class website, and this is a great way to celebrate each student while families and friends may be physically apart.  

This will not be the last time we celebrate the class of 2020. We look forward with great anticipation to a time when it is safe for us to gather on our campus to recognize these outstanding seniors as they begin their journeys as Wellesley alumnae.

Please note: For those who are not able to join us live, a recording of the celebration will be made available on the Class of 2020 website.

graduates cheering

Commencement at Wellesley College honors the transition of Wellesley students to Wellesley alumnae through events and traditions

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Future commencement dates

Class of 2020:   TBD, but postponed to next year

Class of 2021:   Friday, June 4, 2021

Class of 2022:   Friday, May 27, 2022

Class of 2023:   Will be announced soon

Class of 2024:   Will be announced soon

Contact Info

Press Contacts:
Email Media Relations
Casey Bayer
781.283.3321  

Commencement Team:
Email Commencement Team
781 283 2375