The University of Richmond expects to award more than 1,100 degrees during commencement weekend May 10-12, including:

  • 825 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees,
  • 47 bachelor’s degrees through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies,
  • 79 master’s degrees,
  • 40 MBA degrees,
  • and 121 juris doctor degrees.

Future plans
From Boston to Beijing and New York to Seattle, graduating seniors are heading to jobs and graduate schools around the world. The class of 2019 has secured jobs at top-notch companies, including EY, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Students are continuing their education at some of the country’s premiere graduate institutions, including Princeton, Johns Hopkins University, and Tufts University School of Medicine.

This commencement also marks the last one as dean for Nancy Bagranoff, who steps down as dean of the Robins School of Business effective June 30. She has served as the business school dean since 2010 and plans to remain on the faculty as professor of accounting.

By the numbers

  • The class of 2019 includes 82 international students who represent 25 countries.
  • Nearly 200 Arts & Sciences students in the class of 2019 conducted undergraduate research in arts, social sciences, humanities, and sciences.
  • 24% of Richmond Law’s class of 2019 earned the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate for completing 120 hours of service throughout their three years, collectively performing 5,618 hours of service.
  • The Robins School of Business Student Managed Investment Fund totals $641, 386 for the year managed by graduating seniors.
  • The Jepson School of Leadership Studies Class of 2019 logged nearly 28,000 hours fulfilling their course service-learning requirements and their Jepson internships. They volunteered in public schools and nonprofits in Richmond and undertook internships throughout the world — from media outlets in New York City to a marine laboratory in the Florida Keys to a film production company in Paris.
  • Through study abroad, research, and internship programs around the world, 67% (542 students) from the class of 2019 studied abroad with university support.
  • For their capstone projects, Master of Nonprofits Studies graduates in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies conducted 1,800 hours of original research.
  • According to the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, about 42% (316 students) in the Class of 2019 volunteered at least once during their time at UR. The 21 graduating Bonner Scholars served approximately 10 hours per week every semester.

More information on Commencement speakers and ceremonies is available in this media release.

# # #