Celebration Guide & Program Book
Your Cardinal Family looks forward to honoring you in person when it’s safe to do so. We’re currently planning to hold a separate spring commencement ceremony in December.
In the meantime, for those who would like to commemorate this moment of earning their degree, following is a guide for viewing the content on our Virtual Graduation Celebration site to create your own virtual ceremony and watch party.
- Pomp & Circumstance – Louisville Brass
- Introduction – Michael Mardis, Dean of Students
- Presidential address – Neeli Bendapudi, UofL President
- Representative remarks – Congressman John Yarmuth
- Gubernatorial remarks – Governor Andy Beshear
- Mayoral remarks and proclamation – Mayor Greg Fischer
- Message from Kentucky Attorney General - Daniel Cameron
- Message from Kentucky Secretary of State - Michael Adams
- Provost remarks, recognition of first generation students and commissioned officers – Beth Boehm, Provost
- Message from the Student Government Association president – Jasper Noble
Messages from Schools & Colleges
- College of Arts & Sciences – David Owen, Interim Dean
- College of Business – Todd Mooradian, Dean
- School of Dentistry – Gerard Bradley, Dean
- College of Education & Human Development – Amy Lingo, Interim Dean
- Graduate School – Paul DeMarco, Acting Dean
- Kent School of Social Work – David Jenkins, Dean
- Brandeis School of Law - Colin Crawford, Dean
- School of Medicine – Toni Ganzel, Dean
- School of Music – Teresa Reed, Dean
- School of Nursing – Sonya Hardin, Dean
- School of Public Health & Information Sciences – Craig Blakely, Dean
- Speed School of Engineering – Emmanuel Collins, Dean
- Induction intthe Alumni Association - Tommy Nolan, Louisville Alumni Board Chairman
- Alma mater – The Cardinal Singers & Cardinal Marching Band
- Fight song – Cardinal Marching Band
Congratulations, graduates! Be sure to let us know how you’re celebrating by using #UofLGrads2020 when you share photos and thoughts to social media. Also, don’t miss our interactive graduation celebration features to add to the festivities.
Previous Commencement program books
An online and printable version of the Commencement program book will be available on this page before and after Commencement. Students will receive a copy of the program on their seat in the arena. Program books will also be available at the arena in the main lobby.