Congratulations, Graduating Douglass Seniors!

Join the Douglass community as we celebrate this year's graduating class. Students, family, alumnae, and friends are invited to tune in on May 30, 2020, for a virtual ceremony to mark this incredible milestone!

Our graduates are dedicated young women who have worked diligently over the past four years to accomplish their degrees. We believe that they deserve the chance to celebrate this milestone with the Douglass community. Thus, despite the University’s measure canceling all in-person commencement ceremonies, the College is moving forward with a virtual ceremony that will take place over a video sharing platform. Students and their families will be able to tune in to the ceremony right from their homes. The event will include a keynote speaker, an address from Dean Jacquelyn Litt, a celebratory toast, and more.



Deesha Dyer

Keynote Speaker: Deesha Dyer

Deesha Dyer, former social secretary for the White House under President Obama, will address the Class of 2020! Her areas of focus are women in leadership, diversity, social change, civic engagement, and social justice. She founded, which empowers black teenage girls through global education and travel with a mission to teach cross-cultural learning and instill that circumstances and environments need not be limitations. She also supports internships in D.C, and “second chance” scholarship in the Community College of Philadelphia. Her work in women's empowerment has been featured in Marie Claire, Root, TIME, The New York Times, Elle, Glamour, Essence, Vogue, Forbes, and The Washington Post




  • Barbara Voorhees Mentor Program
  • Douglass Arts Advisory Board
  • Douglass Big/Little Program
  • Douglass Black Students Congress
  • Douglass DIVAS
  • Douglass Diversity & Inclusion Ambassadors
  • Douglass Friends of UNFPA
  • Douglass Global Ambassadors
  • Douglass Governing Council
  • Douglass Media Team
  • Douglass Not Alone
  • Douglass Orientation Committee
  • DRC- Honors College Collaboration Executive Board
  • Housing Recruitment Committee
  • Douglass Honors College Connection
  • Muslim Feminists for the Arts
  • Peer Academic Leaders
  • Red Pine Ambassadors
  • STEM Ambassadors
  • Douglass Student Recruitment Network
  • Douglass Summer Orientation Leaders
  • Traditional Events Committee
  • The Beehive
  • Women’s Center Coalition
  • Women’s International and Multicultural Assoc. (WIMA)
  • Women Organizing Against Harassment
  • Executive Board member of a Douglass/University Student Organizations, etc