How BW plans to honor the Spring graduating class


To honor the seniors who tragically had the remainder of their final semester taken away, Baldwin Wallace is working to create a Class of 2020 Virtual Graduate Yearbook.

The goal is to compile responses from seniors across all departments to share accomplishments with 50,000 alumni, students, and BW community members.

“I think it’s one of the best options given the time,” said Hannah Perrine, senior Marketing and Business Administration double major. “The fact that BW is trying to celebrate us graduating seniors is definitely appreciated. I was looking forward to walking with my friends at graduation, but again because this is not possible, moving the celebration online is a step in the right direction.”

The virtual yearbook form provided an option for seniors to send in a picture to be included. The image could be one of their choosing, showing off their personalities.

Senior Biology major, Riley Schill, said, “I thought it was a really good idea. I liked that we could pick our own picture to be used. I am excited to get to keep that and have it electronically.”

And while seniors wish they were finishing their final semester on campus, many have noted how exceptional BW is for creating something to honor seniors.

“I’ve never experienced anything like this before,” said Senior Jake Schrock. “I think it is a creative way to honor the class of 2020.”