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Complete coverage

Commencement 2020

Photos, videos, featured remarks, and other memorable moments from graduation day at Johns Hopkins University

Commencement 2020
Hats off to our grads!
Published May 21, 2020
Universitywide ceremony recognizes more than 9,000 graduates, including 1,400 undergraduate students
Featured speaker
Ohanian: Change the things you can
Published May 21, 2020 Video
In his Commencement address, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian urges graduates to be adaptable, invest in 'the best people in your life'
President's remarks
'Show us all the way forward'
Published May 21, 2020
Video and full text of President Daniels' remarks for JHU's 2020 Commencement ceremony
Class president
'The Class of 2020 is ready to make its mark'
Published May 21, 2020 Video
'Few classes graduate into an environment as desperately in need of our solutions and sacrifices as this one,' says senior class president Pavan Patel
Surprise guest
Anthony Fauci delivers special message
Published May 21, 2020 Video
Leading infectious disease expert and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, an unannounced participant in JHU's Commencement ceremony, praises students for their achievements, resilience, and potential
Hopkins graduates, by their own accounts
Published May 21, 2020
Members of the Class of 2020 can't be together on their big day, but we've pulled together a selection of upvote-worthy social media updates from Hopkins graduates around the world
Picture perfect
Class of 2020 in photos
Published May 21, 2020
Members of the Class of 2020 celebrate their achievements and document their final days as Johns Hopkins students
Commencement 2020
Senior reflections
Published May 21, 2020
As they prepare to graduate, members of the Johns Hopkins Class of 2020 reflect on friendships made, lessons learned, and their future plans
A conversation with Pavan Patel, president of the Class of 2020
Published May 20, 2020
Patel helped plan this year's virtual Commencement ceremony, crowdsourcing ideas from the Class of 2020 to create a one-of-a-kind interactive celebration
Your guide to virtual Commencement
Published May 18, 2020
The university has made special arrangements so grads get the most out of their day of pomp, despite the unusual circumstances
Commencement 2020
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian named Commencement speaker
Published May 5, 2020
Internet entrepreneur and investor will give a virtual address during May 21 celebration honoring the Class of 2020