Congratulations, Class of 2020

Confetti flying in the air in front of palm trees in LMU Sunken Garden

Today is the beginning of weeklong festivities that celebrate you, the Class of 2020. Please note that as we honor this joyous milestone, our virtual celebrations do not replace in-person Commencement Exercises, which will be scheduled in-person when it is safe to do so. You deserve much more than we can provide online, so we will cheer you on much more when we gather together on the bluff. For now, please join us in applauding the extraordinary Class of 2020.

Instructions – Start Here!

Scroll below for special messages, videos, shout-outs and music from your Lion family. And while you're at it, share your own messages of support and celebration via social media. #LMU20

A Message from President Snyder

Your New Journey Begins

"You chose wisely to start your educational journey at LMU believing in the promise we made to you. Today, we reflect on that promise, commemorate its fulfillment, rejoice in the realization that this is yet another new beginning in your lifelong relationship with LMU."

- President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D.


Presenting the Class of 2020

Explore individual members of the Class of 2020 by searching and selecting below. Or watch a slideshow of the entire class.

Shout-Outs to the Graduates

Your Lion family wishes you well!

Faculty, staff, alumni, families and fellow students are cheering you on, Class of 2020—and they want you to know it. Enjoy these words of wisdom, support and congratulations from the whole Lion pride.

See the Shout-Out Wall


Share Your Message

Leave your message for the class on the Shout-Out Wall. Grads, families, faculty, staff, alumni and friends can all participate.


Heather Locklear

Lash Nolen '17

Briana Ortiz '20

Academic Awards

Each year, LMU celebrates the academic achievements of the graduating class at the Academic Awards Convocation. Though we cannot be together in person, LMU commends these inspiring students and their exemplary record of service and academics. Please join Provost Poon in recognizing the winners of the university's top academic awards. We are grateful to these students for the legacy they leave behind as scholars and as leaders.

"I stand in awe of your resilience and restless desire to work creatively, brilliantly, and thoughtfully. In these uncertain times, the world needs leaders like you—who bring ingenuity and compassion to the challenges that lie ahead."

- Provost Thomas Poon, Ph.D.

View All Academic Awardees

Hallie Grace Ryan

Hallie Grace Ryan


Gillian Therese Ebersole

Gillian Therese Ebersole

Scholar of the Year

Marian Award

Raleigh James Burk

Raleigh James Burk

Ignatian Award

Congratulations from Your Dean

Bryant K. Alexander, Ph.D.

Dean, LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts

S.W. Tina Choe, Ph.D.

Dean, LMU Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Robbin D. Crabtree, Ph.D.

Dean, LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Peggy Rajski

Dean, LMU School of Film and Television

Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D.

Dean, LMU College of Business Administration

Mary K. McCullough, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, LMU School of Education

Greater Glory of God

For those unable to attend today’s live prayer service, we share this video reflection—a reminder of our beautiful community and campuses.

#LMU20 Playlist

KXLU, LMU's campus radio station, has curated the official Class of 2020 playlist, featuring your requests and a few of their favorites. Enjoy these tunes at your celebrations today.

Share your day with your fellow Lions

Zoom Virtual Background with Iggy

How are you celebrating #LMU20 today?

Your celebrations this weekend are no substitute for our future in-person commencement--but today is your day to honor your accomplishments. How are you celebrating? Zoom parties? Spending time with your proud family? LMU cupcakes? Whatever you're doing, share your photos and memories using #LMU20 to bring us a little closer. See what our community is up to today on our social feed below.


Share your Class of 2020 memories and shout-outs using #LMU20