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Mazel tov to our Class of 2021 graduates and members of the Class of 2020 who will be returning for Commencement!  The pandemic has impacted our lives in immeasurable ways and we’re thrilled that Washington University is proceeding with Commencement this year.  We look forward to celebrating this milestone with our graduates, recent alumni, and their families! 

Honor Cords
Our WashU Hillel Honor Cords are a wonderful way to display your pride in being part of the Hillel community and Jewish campus life at WashU.  Both Class of 2020 and 2021 graduates are encouraged to sign up!*  Please
click here to fill out a brief form for your Honor Cord and a special graduation gift.  The information will also help us stay connected with you following graduation.  Be on the lookout for an email from our staff on when to pick up your honor cord and special gift.

In lieu of payment for your Cord, please consider contributing a senior gift to WashU Hillel (Venmo @WashUHillel). No amount is too small and your participation is what matters! Thank you for paying it forward!

*Members of the Class of 2020 who previously received a Hillel Honor Cord should bring their cords with them back to campus.

Commencement 2021 Events

Senior Happy Hour | Thursday, 5/13 | 7-8:30pm | Hillel 
What better way to celebrate the end of finals and decompress after a long week of studying than with a happy hour?? Join WashU Hillel on Thursday for a special senior happy hour under the Hillel tents! There will be drinks, there will be snacks, there will be pub trivia and there will be prizes!

Anyone 21+ is welcome (IDs will be checked upon entry.) Space is limited so sign-ups are required! Reserve your spot by Tuesday, May 11th. Sign up here

Please note that if you have travelled outside of the STL area in the last 14 days, and are not fully vaccinated, you cannot participate in in-person Hillel programing.

Jewish Young Adulting 101 | Tuesday, 5/18 | 6pm | Hillel

How exactly do you make friends after college? How do you get involved in your new community? What kind of resources do you have? How do you connect with the Jewish community? Are you the only one who's feeling anxious about moving to a new city?

Join WashU Hillel for dinner, Ted Drewes ice cream, and a conversation about life after college. We'll talk about everything from how to meet people and build a community outside of the WashU bubble, to networking, and the resources available to you that you might not even know about!

All are welcome, but space is limited so sign-ups are required! Reserve your spot by Friday, May 14thSign up here!

Please note that if you have travelled outside of the STL area in the last 14 days, and are not fully vaccinated, you cannot participate in in-person Hillel programing.

Open Houses & Champagne Toasts
Thursday, May 20 | 10:00-10:45 am & 11:00-11:45 am

Friday, May 21 | 1:30-2:15 pm & 2:30-3:15 pm
You and your family are invited to stop by Hillel for a “L’Chaim” in your honor!  Visit with the Hillel staff and fellow grads and their families in Hillel’s backyard.  Enjoy drinks and refreshments, including a celebratory champagne toast.

Click here to RSVP for the date and time that works best.  Space is limited at each Open House; social distancing and masks will be required. 

Senior Recognition Ceremony
Tuesday, May 25 | 7:00 pm (CT) via Zoom
We’ll be honoring our graduating student leaders and their many achievements at this special ceremony for our student honorees and their families and friends.  By invite only.

Commencement 2020 Events

Open Houses & Champagne Toasts
Sunday, May 30 | 2:00-2:45 pm & 3:00-3:45 pm
You and your family are invited to stop by Hillel for a “L’Chaim” in your honor!  Visit with the Hillel staff and fellow grads and their families in Hillel’s backyard.  Enjoy drinks and refreshments, including a celebratory champagne toast.

Click here to RSVP for the time that works best.  Space is limited at each Open House; social distancing and masks will be required.