Tim Cook, Apple CEO and University Commencement Speaker
As this year’s University Commencement speaker, Mr. Cook will receive an honorary doctorate of public service and deliver remarks to an estimated 25,000 graduates and guests at a ceremony like no other in the world on the National Mall.
Richard Ruiz, 2015 Student Speaker
Graduate student and U.S. Marine Captain Richard Ruiz has been chosen as the 2015 student speaker for Commencement. He will share his story of becoming a teenage father and husband, then perservering to become a decorated officer and earning an advanced degree.
What Graduates Need to Know
All GW graduates who want to participate in Commencement ceremonies have to take certain steps to be able to do so. Some of these deadlines have passed for 2015 Commencement, but there are still things you need to know leading up to Commencement Week.
What Families and Guests Need to Know
Families and guests are an important part of our Commencement ceremonies. There is key information to prepare with and steps you can take to make the day of ceremonies easier.