Commencement

Honoring the Class of 2020

On Thursday, May 28, all HDS community members and their families, loved ones, and guests were invited to the HDS Virtual Diploma Awarding Ceremony to celebrate the HDS Class of 2020. This online event features remarks from Dean David Hempton, the HDS Class of 2020 Student Speaker Ashley Lipscomb, a reading of the graduates names, and the sharing of well wishes, treasured memories, and more.

In lieu of the annual HDS Multireligious Commencement Service, traditionally held on the eve of graduation, several graduates offer blessings, prayers, and hopes from their respective traditions and cultures for their classmates.

Our new alumni will enter a world very different from the one they imagined just a few months ago, and we look forward with great anticipation to a time when it is safe for us to acknowledge in person their accomplishments, their creativity, their kindness, and their knowledge.