Celebrating our fall 2021 graduates

Congratulations, graduates!

Your years here, and especially the last two, have been incredibly eventful and filled with more unexpected changes and challenges than most. Yet, through it all, you have persevered, which is a testament to your character, and we are proud to now call you alumni of Washington University and Arts & Sciences.

We hope you will take this moment to reflect on the journey that brought you here, and celebrate this accomplishment with your friends, family, and those who supported you along the way.

Please know that your friends, mentors, and community here in Arts & Sciences will remain your steadfast champions as you make your mark in the world. We encourage you to stay connected with us as you begin this next phase, and we want to hear of your accomplishments as you go forward as a scholar and citizen. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do next.

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

With our deepest gratitude and best wishes,

Feng Sheng Hu
Dean of Arts & Sciences
Lucille P. Markey Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences


Erin McGlothlin
Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs
Professor of German and Jewish Studies


Sophia Hayes
Interim Vice Dean of Graduate Education
Professor of Chemistry