Class of 2020, Commencement Weekend is May 14-17, 2020.




Student Speaker Tyriana C. Evans



Student Speaker Competition

The Student Speaker Competition allows students to compete for a chance to address classmates and the rest of the GW community at Commencement on the National Mall.

Applications for the 2020 Student Speaker Competition are now open! The deadline to submit materials is Monday, February 24, 2020.


Watch 2019 University Commencement on the National Mall:




2019 University Commencement Speaker Savannah Guthrie:




Watch all the Speeches: 


Christine Darden, Former NASA Engineer and GW alum


Cindy McCain, Business Woman and Philanthropist


Tyriana Evans, SMPA '19 and 2019 Student Speaker

Highlights from 2019


Three 2019 graduates jumping for joy



A group of 2019 graduates cheering. One is thrusting her fist into the air.

Savannah Guthrie delivering the 2019 Commencement Address

A group of 2019 doctoral graduates standing in a crowd


A graduate holding a very large carboard cutout of her friends head



A graduate cap with the Iron Throne from 'Game of Thrones' on it

2018 graduate waving his arms

2019 standing and cheering