Virtual Commencement 4 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020

In a challenging and character-defining year, the members of the Class of 2020 never wavered in their commitment to completing their degrees, showcasing the resiliency and drive found in Cardinals everywhere.

At 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Class of 2020 graduates will be honored for their achievements during virtual Commencement. Each college and school will recognize their graduates with elements of a traditional ceremony, held virtually to keep our graduates, families, friends and Cardinal community safe and healthy.

Hear from President Neeli Bendapudi, Provost Beth Boehm and more as they recognize the Class of 2020’s outstanding work and individual graduates are acknowledged. While students officially become alumni at the ceremony, we invite our 2020 graduates to participate at any future in-person ceremony when it is safe to do so.

The Class of 2020 leaves an indelible mark on our campus, and the greenspace located between Lutz Hall and the Belknap Academic Building has been named the 2020 Quad in their honor.

Congratulations, Class of 2020! We are proud of your many achievements and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, here and beyond.

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School & College Ceremonies

Generally, graduates will be recognized at the ceremony for the school or college of their major or program. Graduates receiving a PhD and those from the following programs will be recognized at the Graduate School ceremony: Interdisciplinary students, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy. If graduates are receiving multiple degrees from different schools, their name will be announced at each ceremony.

Ceremony sites will be available beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12.


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Keep Celebrating

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    Graduate Shout-outs

    Don’t forget to use #UofLGrads2020 on social media to share your accomplishments or recognize your graduate.

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    Meet the Class of 2020

    Learn more about a few of our 2020 graduates.

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    Class of 2020 T-shirts

    Show your Cardinal pride with a Class of 2020 shirt. Order now through Jan. 15th. All shirts will be shipped directly to recipients beginning Jan. 4th.

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    Photos & Backgrounds

    Put your Cardinal Spirit on display by downloading a composite photo featuring members of the Class of 2020 or uploading your own photos to be placed on virtual UofL backgrounds.

2020 Trustees Award Winner

Cate Fosl

Cate Fosl

Congratulations to Cate Fosl, professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, for receiving the 2020 Trustees Award.

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Commencement Staff

Registrar's Office

Houchens Building

Room LL 31

Belknap Campus

Office Hours

M-F, 9 AM to 5 PM

No holiday hours


(502) 852-6528

FAX (502) 852-7088