Class of 2021

Our virtual commencement video includes

  • Messages from our Department Chair and Associate Chair
  • A message from our Distinguished Alumnus and Tony & Grammy Award Winner André De Shields
  • Congratulatory videos and messages from faculty
  • Speeches by two graduating seniors
  • A presentation of each of our graduates!

Watch our full virtual commencement video here:

Watch a video of our commencement speeches here:

The following video contains the presentation of all our graduates and includes our two student speakers:

While we wish we could celebrate in person, UW-Madison English is proud to acknowledge the achievements of the Class of 2021.

Congratulations, seniors—and on, Wisconsin!

If you would like to read our program and awards they are provided here:

2021 Graduation Program

English Awards Spring 2021 Program

We are grateful to our Distinguished Alumnus (and award winning actor!) André De Shields (Class of 1970) for his inspiring messages to our seniors.