Class of 2020

On the morning of Thursday, May 21, 2020 graduates and their guests celebrated the close of the 144th academic year at the Johns Hopkins with the university’s first ever virtual Commencement ceremony.

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Commencement 2020

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Commencement 2020

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Commencement 2020

Hopkins graduates, by their own accounts

May 21, 2020

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Commencement 2020

Hats off to the Graduates

May 21, 2020

Universitywide ceremony recognizes more than 9,000 graduates, including 1,400 undergraduate students.

Class of 2020 Facts
Commencement Speaker
Alexis Ohanian, co-founder & managing partner, Initialized Capital and co-founder of Reddit
Honorary Degree Recipients
Number of Graduates

Undergraduate: 1,392
Master’s: 6,708
Doctoral: 650
Total Graduates: 9,132