Congratulations, JWU Class of 2020

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020 from the entire JWU Community.

We are honored by your determination to graduate during such a challenging time. We ask you to be proud of your accomplishments and know that your success at JWU will be with you throughout your career and your life.

It's your time to go forward and make positive, everlasting changes in the world. And, you have the talent and tenacity to do just that.

As a new member of JWU alumni, we wish you the best in your future, and we celebrate your graduation in spirit and in our hearts. 

We ask you to join us online to share stories and photos of your favorite JWU experiences on social media with #JWU2020. Also, check out the #JWUWildcatWednesday Senior Spotlight on Instagram. To have your own spotlight posted, send a DM to @jwuprovidence.

We’ve also created unique Facebook frames, profile buttons and mobile wallpaper for you to use, found on our commencement site.  

You have persevered and gone the distance, and now is the time to make your mark as only a Wildcat can.

Go Wildcats!

A look back at some of the experiences over the past year by members of the Class of 2020

Students marching during the Homecoming & Family Weekend parade.


Students visiting the Google headquarters.

"My favorite part of the tour was seeing all the Googlers in their ‘natural habitats.’ From zooming down the hall on a scooter to just being themselves, there’s a real sense of authenticity in Google. I think it’s incredible the environment Google fosters in the office. No one is in a stiff suit, they’re making lunch at micro kitchens in their favorite pair of sneakers and they’re riding a scooter to their next meeting!"
— Sarah DeFlaminio ’20

Students during a study abroad trip to South Africa.

As a political science major, Megina Elysee ’20 wasn't sure that a study abroad trip based in leadership, hospitality, and tourism would do much for her. However, once she arrived to South Africa, her perspective changed. “It's one of those things that you learn something new every day."

Student group shot after JWU’s Concert and Event Production event production.

News of JWU’s Concert and Event Production class has traveled halfway around the world to the Netherlands. Isabella Harpenau, from Amsterdam, and Sanne Huizer, from Rotterdam, signed up for the class after hearing rave reviews about it from former JWU exchange students back home. Also in the class were Eva Maria Gonzalez Escartin, from Barcelona, Spain, Catherine Briones ’20, Reijour (Ray) Lobos ’20, Grace Brandon ’20 and Erynn '21 Dakin. 

Members of JWU esports teams during practice.

Anna “Hope” Butcher '20, a Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense major and co-captain for Overwatch Gold, has noticed that in addition to improving rankings, teams are growing strong in other ways.

JWU and industry leaders together at Boston’s TD Garden.

On the cusp of launching its landmark College of Food Innovation & Technology — where the intersection of food and society will be explored — the university recently brought industry leaders together at Boston’s TD Garden to offer perspective and advice to young students aspiring to join the movement.

JWU students attending the New York Produce Show and Conference.

A group of JWU students attending the New York Produce Show and Conference: Caroline Donahue ’20, Jessica Bohannon ’21, Ryan Farley ’22, Steven Ko ’20, Tiffany Lor ’20 and Laura Wharton ’20. Students from Cornell, Virginia Tech and the Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) also attended.