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George Washington University Virtual Commencement Collection

Identifier: RG0156

Scope and Contents

The material listed in this guide is processed and available for use, but there is additional material in the collection that is minimally processed and may not be available for research. Please contact Special Collections for more information.


  • 2020 May

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

Biographical / Historical

In a first-of-its-kind ceremony, the George Washington University conferred degrees on the class of 2020 during a virtual event. Officials canceled Commencement in March 2020 amid concerns over COVID-19.


143 item(s) : All digital files.

Language of Materials



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the classes at George Washington University transferred to all virtual in the spring 2020 semester. The Commencement held in May 2020 was also fully virtual. The materials in this collection all relate to the spring ceremonies and include social media.


Collection will be arranged into series.

Physical Location

All materials are digital and can be accessed online.

Guide to the George Washington University virtual commencement collection, 2020 May.
Collection Level Record
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University.
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America