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Class of 2021

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CLASS OF 2021!

Congratulations to the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Class of 2021!

Congratulations Class of 2021!

We will miss you!

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Today is the day we celebrate you!

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts brings together scholars and artists from a wide range of disciplines, but we all share common traits. You are the makers, the storytellers, the visionaries, the thinkers. You are driven to intepret our past, examine our present, and contemplate tomorrow. You believe in the values of justice, compassion, beauty, and hope. And you are equipped to make the world a better place.

We are living through unprecedented and historic times. The pandemic and political upheaval of the past year are unlike anything we've seen before. But if our current moment is historic, then our future—your future—will surely be historic, too. Your education in HFA has prepared you to meet that future.

Below, we've gathered video messages from department faculty and photos submitted by you and your peers. Scroll down to click through to your major (or majors), where you will hear your name and those of fellow graduates read aloud.

Are you a graduating senior with a major in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts?
You can still share your photos with us and the rest of your class.

Departments & Programs

W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies
Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies