UW News

June 13, 2020

Soundbites & B-roll: UW’s 2020 virtual commencement

UW News

Congratulations to the more than 18,000 new University of Washington graduates who were recognized in a first-ever online ceremony Saturday. All three UW campuses held a joint event that was broadcast around the globe and watched by thousands of graduates and their families in more than 40 countries.

Remarks from President Ana Mari Cauce and other officials were delivered live from Sylvan Grove in front of the original four columns that once adorned the UW’s first building in downtown Seattle.

See the 2020 commencement news release for more information.



[0:10] UW President Ana Mari Cauce
[1:00] First-generation graduate Vera Okolo
B.S. in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and B.A. in Medical Anthropology & Global Health
[1:45] Governor Jay Inslee

B-roll footage:

[2:15] Behind-the-scenes setup, preparations
[4:07] Watch parties from around the world
[4:30] Conferring of degrees (a selection)