GW Commencement

Watch 2018 Commencement Speeches

2018 Commencement Address: Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences 

 

2018 Student Speaker: Meenu Mathews,
B.A. '18

 

 

 

2018 Honorary Degree Recipient: Steven Knapp

 

2018 Honorary Degree Recipient: Elana Meyers Taylor

 

 


About the 2018 Commencement Honorees

2018 GW Commencement Speaker Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

2018 Commencement Speaker Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt was elected president of the National Academy of Sciences in 2016, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She also served as the director of the U.S. Geological Survey and was the first female editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals.

2018 GW Commencement Honoree Steven Knapp President Emeritus and University Professor of English

Steven Knapp

Steven Knapp served as president of the George Washington University from August 2007 to July 2017. Dr. Knapp continues to serve as GW president emeritus and university professor of English. He was awarded an honorary degree at commencement.

2018 GW Commencement Honoree Elana Meyers Taylor, Olympic Medalist and GW Alumna

Elana Meyers Taylor

Elana Meyers Taylor, B.S. ’07, M.T.A. '11, was awarded an honorary degree at commencement. Ms. Meyers Taylor is a three-time Olympic medalist and former standout Colonial softball player. Most recently, she received a silver medal for women’s bobsled at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

 

GW Commencement Tickets

Commencement and School Celebration Tickets

Graduates must pick up tickets for their guests to attend University Commencement on the National Mall and individual recognition ceremonies. You are responsible for taking the necessary actions to obtain tickets, which are distributed by your school.

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