Class of 2015

On the morning of Thursday, May 21, 2015 graduates and their guests celebrated the close of the 139th academic year at the Johns Hopkins University Commencement ceremony at Homewood Field on Homewood campus.

Download 2015 Program

Honorary Degree Recipients

Eight honorary degrees were conferred at the 2015 universitywide commencement ceremony. They included an acclaimed pianist, a longtime Maryland congressman, and the director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. You can read more about these distinguished men and women here.

  • Marin Alsop
  • Edwin Catmull
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Anthony Deering
  • Lynn Deering
  • Anthony Fauci
  • Leon Fleisher
  • William “Brit” Kirwan
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Senior athletes receive degrees early in special ceremony

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Class of 2015 Facts
Commencement Speaker
Dr. Ed Catmull, President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
Honorary Degree Recipients
Number of Graduates

Undergraduate: 1,714
Master’s: 4,818
Doctoral: 667
Total Graduates: 7,199