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Video Tribute to the University of the District of Columbia Graduates – Class of 2020 – Saturday May 9th @ 10am

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UDC 2020 VIDEO Salute

Firebirds Forever: Video Salute to the University of the District of Columbia Graduates Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

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National HBCU Commencement Celebration

UDC will also participate in the National HBCU Commencement celebration on Saturday, May 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Check back for more information.

Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Event: #ShowMeYourWalk: HBCU Edition, Presented by JP Morgan Chase

Time: 2:00 pm EDT to 4:00 pm EDT

How to Join: Essence Live StreamHBCU Connect Facebook | Youtube Chase

Featured Guests: President Barack Obama, Kevin Hart (Host), Thasundra Brown Duckett, Wyclef Jean, Mellody Hobson, Omari Hardwick, and MANY more! (see microsite for full list)


Event Description: Like most academic institutions across the country, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been forced to cancel or postpone commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of this, JPMorgan Chase is supporting “Show Me Your Walk HBCU Edition,” a virtual commencement ceremony on May 16 that will celebrate the achievements of more than 27,000 HBCU students from 78 schools. JPMorgan Chase is supporting this effort through its Advancing Black Pathways initiative, which was created to help black communities close historical achievement gaps in three key areas: wealth creation, educational outcomes and career success to complete their bachelor’s degree. During the event, HBCUs will raise funds to support students because research shows they must often overcome significant socioeconomic challenges to complete bachelor’s degrees.



Saturday, May 16, 2020

Event: #HBCUGradParty with DJ D-Nice, Powered by MoetHennessyUSA

Time: 9:00 pm EDT to 11:00 pm EDT

How to Join: Instagram Live (@dnice)

Featured Guests: Nas, ASAP Ferg


Event Description: To celebrate those that will miss the milestone of graduation this year, Hennessy and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) are proud to sponsor D-Nice’s official after-party for the National HBCU Commencement Celebration on May 16th.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Event: HBCU Cookout, Powered by Facebook

Time: 12:00 pm EDT

How to Join: Facebook.com/AllDefDigital

Event Description: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), Paul Quinn College, and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will continue the celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the “HBCU Cookout” hosted by All Def and Watch The Yard. Powered by Facebook, the HBCU Cookout will be an epic party for the culture and closeout to a fantastic weekend of #Graduation2020 celebrating #HBCUgrad2020.

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The Board of Trustees

President Ronald Mason, Jr. J.D.

University Faculty and Graduating Class of the

University of the District of Columbia

cordially invite you to the


Commencement Convocation


More details to come.

Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC

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Graduates at commencement

Point of contact for graduating seniors regarding Commencement

Students can contact Melinda Jennings – Graduating Class Advisor at melinda.jennings@udc.edu202.274.6823, text her at 202.329.4211.

Visit the class website at https://www.udc.edu/senior.