President William C. Dudley addressed the Class of 2018 at the commencement exercises on the Front Lawn.
Commencement 2018May 23 & 24, 10:00 AM, Front Lawn
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In his Commencement address, president Will Dudley encouraged the Class of 2018 to take the habits they have learned at W&L "and change the world, one small encounter at a time.”
W&L celebrates its 231st undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 25. LIVESTREAM: 10 a.m.
W&L will recognize the outstanding contributions of professors Marjorie Agosín and Harlan Beckley at its 231st commencement.
Scene on Campus
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The Class of 2018 Reminisces ...
Four Short Years Ago ...
Post Graduate Awards
Pinho’s award is part of ODK’s 2018 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year competition.
Courtney Hauck '18 looks forward to continuing her debt-free education with a fellowship to Columbia Law School.
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
Hannah Falchuk '18 hopes to improve her cultural understanding and language proficiency in the country.
Carson Bryant '18 has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
Elizabeth McDonald heads to Japan, Emily Austin to Indonesia and Riley Ries to Kyrgyzstan.
The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship will allow Spiezio to attend the American University in Dubai during Winter Term 2018.
Emily Perszyk ’18 reflects on what W&L has to offer in the classroom and on the court — and how it led to her interest in the study of taste, smell and flavor.
Class of '18 Stories
An internship at Warner Music Group in Nashville allowed Mary-Michael Teel '18 to marry her two loves: music and communications.
Matthew Rickert ‘18: avid outdoorsman by day, corporate fraud analyst by night
Lee Sommerfeldt '18 found a home away from home in a honky-tonk in the heart of Tokyo.
Coralie Chu '18 has always been a performer, but W&L helped her discover confidence both on and off the stage.
One psychology class led Kelsey Jervis '18 to a long-term research project, a degree, and a spot on the Institutional Review Board.
Sima Sharma ’18 used her time at W&L to explore her passion for the world and its various cultures through volunteering and study abroad.
Meet Andy Cuthbert '18, a pre-med neuroscience major with a serious love of the outdoors.
Matt Kaminer '18 stepped outside his comfort zone to work on some big stories during an internship with the Charlotte Observer.
Ben Schaeffer '18 is working with German professor Paul Youngman on a project involving references to the railway in German literature.
Karishma Patel '18 loves finding the intersections of technology and business - while studying abroad in Madrid.
Working for the documentary filmmaking company Ark Media allowed Claire Hoffert '18 to exercise her research muscles and learn new skills.
Meet Matt Lubas '18, an engineer who spends his spare time building communities.
On May 24, 2018, 441 members of the Class of 2018 will recieve their degrees. Six members of the class graduated after Fall Term.
A New Record GPA
Members of the Class of 2018 will graduate with an average cumulative GPA of 3.528, far surpassing the previous record of 3.444, set in 2015.
Mallory Stephenson of Fincastle, VA, graduates with a 4.00 grade point average.
22 members of the Class of 2018 will receive both a B.A. and a B.S. degree, equaling the record set in 2015.
Major Course Work
Degrees awarded to the Class of 2018 represent 38 majors from across campus, with 34 percent of graduates completing two majors.
Two graduates completed three majors!
A Global Class
Graduates of the Class of 2018 represent 18 countries around the world, with five from the U.K. and three from Argentina.
From Across the U.S.
Graduates of the Class of 2018 represent 34 states, with VA, MD, NJ, NC, TX, CA, NY and PA claiming the most graduates.
36 percent of the graduating class participated on a varsity team.