When the CLA Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 (finally) prepare to walk across the stage in their regalia during Commencement, they’ll be treated to a performance by English and Classics double major David Jones. Here, Jones shares the message behind his Commencement poem.

Defending dissertations over Zoom, canceled fieldwork and virtual research couldn’t hold back CLA’s Class of 2021 graduate students from achieving greatness. The college is excited to share the accomplishments, plans and memories of some of our graduating doctoral and master’s degree students.

You did it. You overcame a global pandemic, virtual classes and myriad other challenges and now it’s time to make the leap from CLA student to CLA alumni. The college is extremely proud of every member of the Class of 2021, and we’re celebrating by highlighting just some of your amazing accomplishments.

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts’ Baccalaureate Awards are won by graduating students who excel academically in the college’s many disciplines. Please join us in celebrating 2021’s winners!