Commencement 2015

Congratulations to All Our Graduates from Around the Globe!

6,574 worldwide graduates from 110 different countries. View Webster University's Graduation by the Numbers.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 9:30 a.m.

The Muny in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri

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Jenifer Lewis

Speaker: Jenifer Lewis '79

Jenifer Lewis, the St. Louis-born actress, singer, community activist and Webster University alumna (BA Theatre Arts, ’79), is adding “commencement speaker” to her repertoire. Lewis will address an estimated 12,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 96th annual commencement ceremonies May 9 at St. Louis’ historic The Muny at Forest Park outdoor amphitheater.

Born and raised in the St. Louis county suburb of Kinloch, Lewis is the youngest of seven children. After graduating from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, she launched a successful entertainment career spanning more than 35 years and resulting in more than 200 television appearances, 60 films and four Broadway shows.

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* In the event the ceremony is cancelled due to weather, the Commencement Address by Jenifer Lewis and the honorary doctorate ceremony will be held in the Loretto-Hilton Center 1.5 hours after the cancellation. Seating is limited in the Loretto-Hilton Center. A video of the Commencement Address will be posted to the website the week following commencement. 


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