University of Richmond Seniors Head to Leading Companies and Top Graduate Schools Around the World

More Than 1,000 Graduates Will Be Celebrated During Ceremonies This Weekend
May 2, 2023

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The University of Richmond will award more than 1,000 degrees during Commencement ceremonies May 6–7.  

The University expects to award the following degrees:

  • 786 undergraduate bachelor’s degrees from the School of Arts & Sciences, Robins School of Business, and Jepson School of Leadership Studies;
  • 45 bachelor’s degrees and 67 master’s degrees through the School of Professional & Continuing Studies; and
  • 149 juris doctor degrees from the Richmond School of Law.

Future Plans
From Austin to Barcelona and San Diego to London, graduating seniors are heading to jobs and graduate schools around the world. The Class of 2023 has secured jobs and fellowships at highly coveted companies and organizations, including Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, the National Security Agency, and the Peace Corps. Students are continuing their education at some of the world’s premier graduate institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, Yale, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, and Oxford.

By the Numbers

  • 97% of students indicated their post-graduate plans align with their career goals.
  • The Class of 2023 includes 50 international students representing 20 countries. 
  • Through study abroad, research, and internship programs around the world, 50.3% of the Class of 2023 studied abroad with University support, despite COVID-related travel restrictions throughout their time at UR.
  • 124 Arts & Sciences seniors participated in undergraduate research.
  • The Jepson School of Leadership Studies Class of 2023 comprises 80 majors, all of whom completed a combined total of 28,239 internship hours.
  • 44% of business school graduates studied abroad.
  • More than 20% of law school graduates earned the Carrico Center Pro Bono Certificate, which recognizes students who complete at least 120 hours of service during their three years of law school. Collectively, the Class of 2023 Pro Bono Certificate recipients have performed more than 9,000 hours of service.
  • Graduates of the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies completed 3,200 hours of practicum in five public school divisions and multiple independent schools throughout the Richmond region.
  • Seniors in the Bonner Scholars Program served with 78 unique nonprofit organizations in Richmond and beyond during their four years. 

Details about UR’s commencement speakers are available here.