The Department of History holds one commencement ceremony and reception each year in mid-May.

Department of History Commencement Ceremony

Spring 2021: Tuesday, May 18, 2020 Join us for a virtual Commencement ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2021!

We invite all graduates, their families and friends, and the department community to join us remotely on Tuesday, May 18th, for a virtual commencement. This program will include remarks from Department Chair Peter Zinoman and words from additional History faculty and students to commemorate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. 

In addition, the deparment will host a graduation celebration for the class of 2021 on campus at a future date. We will share updates on this page about the May 18th virtual commencement and the future on-campus celebration as details become available.

University-Wide Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2020: Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 10:00am

Spring 2021: May 15th, 2021 @ 9:00am. 

Honors & Awards

Departmental awards, selected by the faculty Honors Committee, are presented to students at the annual commencement ceremony. The most recent winners of departmental awards and the Proposed Honors Graduates are listed here.

Recent Programs

May 2020

May 2019


2017 Winter Commencement — Chancellor Carol Christ and History Alumnus Austin Weinstein