Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Congratulations Class of 2020


On May 17, 2020, graduating History Majors were celebrated at a virtual Graduation Reception. A recording of the reception, including brief video greetings from Penn faculty and personal reflections from the graduates, is available below.

Reception Program

  • Opening Slideshow (0:00-1:33)
  • Welcome (1:34-5:01)
  • History Faculty Messages for the Graduates (5:06-12:58)
  • Recognition of student service to the History Department: Penn History Review, History Undergraduate Advisory Board, History Student Society (13:01-16:23)
  • Announcement of History Department Teaching Awards (16:25-18:08)
  • Student Speaker: Archana Upadhyay (18:10-24:25)
  • Celebration of Undergraduate Research: Undergraduate Program in Historical Research, Penn and Slavery Project, History Honors Thesis Program (24:21-27:56)
  • History Department Research Prizes (27:57-29:52)
  • More History Faculty Messages for the Graduates (30:05-38:08)
  • Presentation of Graduating History Majors (38:13-55:21)
  • Closing Comments (55:22-56:08)