The Vanderbilt Hustler

Commencement ceremony held on Alumni lawn. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Class of 2020 reacts to the university’s announced dates for their commencement celebrations

May 29, 2020

The rescheduled in-person commencement will take place May 1-2, 2021—earlier than previously suggested by the university.

Students gather for commencement May 2019.

Class of 2020 celebrates Commencement online

May 8, 2020

In lieu of in-person celebrations, Vanderbilt held a week-long celebration of the Class of 2020 with a log of videos and messages to highlight the graduates’ achievements.

Vanderbilt’s campus from an aerial view.

How Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 response compares to other Top 20 institutions

April 13, 2020

While Vanderbilt’s grading and housing policies are fairly standard, its decision not to prorate refunds is unique among its peers.

Commencement ceremony held on Alumni lawn. (Former Hustler Multimedia/Emily Gonçalves)

Commencement postponed to May 2021

March 25, 2020

Commencement, scheduled for May 12-16, 2021, planned to be separate for the Class of 2020 and 2021.