Rush University Commencement 2020

Congratulations, Rush University Class of 2020. We are pleased to share the digital commencement flipbook for you to enjoy together with your friends and family.

Enjoy the flipbook, commencement speeches and your personal microsite. Please remember to share photos of your virtual celebrations with us on social media by tagging @RushUniversity and #RushGrad2020.




The 48th Commencement of Rush University graduates will surely be one-of-a-kind and a first in Rush history. As a part of social distancing measures in order to contain novel coronavirus, Rush University will be hosting a virtual commencement for the class of 2020.

While this year’s commencement ceremony will look different than years past, we want to ensure all graduates that your academic achievements will be recognized using high quality standards to make this a memorable experience.

Students and faculty can find out how to participate on the Commencement Information for Students and Commencement Information for Faculty pages below. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

We look forward to sharing the final product with graduates, their friends and family, faculty, and the whole community on April 30th, 2020.


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

Commencement Speaker: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA

Susan Swider

University Marshal: Susan Swider, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Katherine Buaron

Student Speaker: Katherine Buaron, MSN, College of Nursing ’20