Kerry Washington delivering Commencement address in 2013

Past Commencement Ceremonies

 

Rewatch University Commencement ceremonies going back to 2013, including our student speakers and honorary degree recipient speeches.

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Ordering photos and videos

Individual photos were taken of graduates as they crossed the stage during the school celebration ceremonies, and graduates should have received an email link and free passport-sized digital proof of their photos three to seven days after the celebrations. Graduates can place their orders online or call 800-261-2576. Individual photos of students are not taken during Sunday’s University Commencement.

Celebration DVDs

Graduates and parents can purchase DVDs of school celebrations ceremonies and University Commencement through CYP Audio/Video Service, LLC by:

  • calling (301) 938-0468
  • visiting the website
  • emailing a request
     

2018

Speakers include Dr. Marcia McNutt, President Emeritus Steven Knapp, Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor and Meenu Mathews, B.A. '18.

 

2018 Full Ceremony

 

 

Dr. Marcia McNutt, 2018 Commencement Speaker

 

2017

Speakers include Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill), Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Marty Baron, and Angela Sacko, M.P.P. '17.

 

2017 Full Ceremony

 

 

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, 2017 Commencement Speaker

 

2016

Speakers include Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Albert Small, Joanna Shields, M.B.A. '87, and Julia Haigney, J.D. '16.

 

2016 Full Ceremony

 

 

Sen. Cory Booker, 2016 Commencement Speaker

 

2015

Speakers include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Dr. Carole M. Watson, Ph.D. '78, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and Capt. Richard Ruiz, M.A. '15.

 

2015 Full Ceremony

 

 

Tim Cook, 2015 Commencement Speaker

 

 

 

2014

Speakers include José Andrés, Maudine Cooper, W. Russell Ramsey, B.B.A. '81, and Gabriel Felder, B.A. '14.

 

2014 Full Ceremony

 

 

José Andrés, 2014 Commencement Speaker

 

 

 

2013

Speakers include Kerry Washington, Adm. Thad Allen, Harriet Mayor Fulbright and Alexander Zafran, B.A. '13.

 

2013 Full Ceremony

 

 

Kerry Washington, 2013 Commencement Speaker