2016 Commencement

Honorary Degree Recipients

Albert H. Small Photo

Albert Harrison Small

Albert Harrison Small is a philanthropist and president of Southern Engineering Corporation. 



Joanna Shields Photo

Joanna Shields

Joanna Shields, M.B.A., '87, undersecretary of state and minister for internet safety and security for Her Majesty's government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. 

Cory Booker Photo

Cory A. Booker

U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) has established himself as an innovative and bipartisan problem solver. 

Ordering photos and videos

Individual photos were taken of graduates as they crossed the stage during the school celebrations, and graduates should have received an email link and free passport-sized digital proof of their photos three to seven days after the celebrations. Graduates can place their orders online or call 800-261-2576. Individual photos of students are not taken during Sunday’s University Commencement.

Celebration DVDs

Graduates and parents can purchase DVDs of school celebrations and University Commencement from Commencement Weekend 2014 through CYP Audio/Video Service, LLC by:

  • calling (301) 938-0468

  • visiting the website

  • emailing a request

Personalized Announcements, Class Rings and Diploma Frames

Graduates can purchase personalized announcements, class rings and diploma frames during the Commencement Fair at the GW Campus Store.

If you are unable to attend the fair or if you do not take classes on the Foggy Bottom or Virginia Science & Technology Campuses, you can purchase these items online. After the fair, diploma frames can be purchased at the GW Campus Store.