Out of safety concerns related to the pandemic, the University held its 175th commencement exercises online in May 2020.

Now the Class of 2020 gets its moment to celebrate with a traditional ceremony. Below are some of the featured highlights of this occasion, from the people involved to the moments captured as members of #ND2020 return to campus to close out their Notre Dame careers.

Graduates of the class of 2020 stand in the in Notre Dame Stadium.

Commencement Highlights

Relive the sights and sounds as #ND2020 took their place in Notre Dame Stadium for their belated commencement ceremony.

John Crowley speaks at a podium.

John F. Crowley: Commencement Address

Brady Stiller speaks at a podium.

Brady Stiller: Valedictory Address

Sights of #ND2020

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Eight lit candles, one taller than all of the others and has a label that says Class of 2020 and the University of Notre Dame seal. Graduates stand in the stadium, with thousands of fans behind them in the stands, singing together raising their arms in the air. Two women wearing caps and gowns hug. A mother and father take a photo with their recently graduated daughter. Graduates wearing caps and gowns standing looking right. In the background a stadium videoboard displays an american flag. Graduates wearing caps and gowns in the foreground, blurred, facing Touchdown Jesus in the background, in focus. Architecture students celebrate and throw colorful confetti in the Notre Dame stadium. Gradutes wearing caps and gowns stand arm in arm with their backs to the camera. A mother and daughter look at each other laughing and holding eachothers hands. Five men wearing caps and gowns take a selfie in the Notre Dame stadium. A father fixes his son's tassel on his graduation cap. A woman walks out from Notre Dame's Stadium tunnel wearing a graduation cap decorated with pride flags and a building.
2020 Graduate Irla Atanda and her family pose for a photo with University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. in front of the Main Building.

A Presidential Photo-op

University president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., paused for photos with graduates of #ND2020.

Last Visit to the Grotto

The class of 2020 took a moment to return to the Grotto for the commencement-week tradition.

During a clear day, graduates from the class of 2020 gather at the Grotto.