Commencement 2015

Graduate architecture students Courtland Newcombe, Golie Ebrahimian, and Gabee Cho at Commencement. Photo by James Byard.

Posted by May 19, 2015

Commencement Ceremony Videos

Ken Burns, director and producer of some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, delivered the keynote address at Washington University's 154th Commencement Ceremony. Click here for coverage of his address, including a full transcript and video.

Art Recognition Ceremony

Architecture Commencement Ceremony

Photo Galleries

Sam Fox School faculty were asked to capture the sights and sounds of Commencement through sketches and photos. Check out their work here>>

To view additional photos from Commencement proceedings across campus, check out this gallery or visit WUSTL's main Commencement page. Continue to share your own thoughts and photos from the day using the hashtag #WUSTL15.

Student Awards

In conjunction with this year's Commencement activities, the Sam Fox School honored several outstanding students with awards and prizes.

Read about awards in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design>>

Read about awards in art and design>>

Class Acts Spotlights

WUSTL's Class Acts series recognizes the achievements of some of the graduating students who are changing the world through research, service, and innovation. Below are some of the spotlights featuring Sam Fox School students. To view more stories, visit WUSTL's Class Acts page.

Addoley Dzegede, MFA15
Sarah Ettinger, BFA15 in Fashion Design
Rolando Lopez, MArch15
Alexandra Mei, BDes15 in Architecture
Tucker Pierce, BFA15 in Art, Concentration in Printmaking

Honoring Sarah Birdsall

As part of this year's Art Recognition Ceremony, professor Douglas Dowd said a few words honoring associate professor Sarah Birdsall, who is retiring after nearly 30 years at Washington University. Read his remarks—and share your own memories of the legendary communication design professor—by visiting Dowd's blog.