Welcome to our Virtual Defender Wall!

In more normal times, the Defender Wall is a physical wall in our building covered with photos of graduate students who have defended. The demands of the current pandemic, however, have forced us to consider how we can keep this tradition alive while our space is temporarily shuttered. As such, the Defender Wall is going digital for the next little while.

Once the pandemic has ended, we will print out all the photos submitted and add them to our physical wall. For now though, we hope that this space can serve as inspiration that it can be done – you can finish!

To have your photo included on this page, please contact

Defender Photo Frames

The Defenders