A student in regalia signing a book as her professor (also in regalia) looks on

2019 Commencement Week Schedule

 

Commencement at the George Washington University is more than just one event on a single day — you can take part in University Commencement on the National Mall, your individual school celebration ceremonies and other events scheduled throughout the week.                                                   

University Commencement

University Commencement takes place on the National Mall on Sunday, May 19, 2019. It is open to all graduates, from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, to come and celebrate their achievements. The schedule for the day is:

8:00 a.m. Metro service begins

8:30 a.m. Graduates should arrive wearing their regalia and line up by school

8:30 a.m. Faculty should arrive wearing their regalia and report to the backstage area

9:00 a.m. All guests should be seated

9:30 a.m. Academic processions begin

10:00 a.m. Ceremony begins

11:30 a.m. Ceremony concludes

Commencement Week Schedule

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Athletics Commencement

3:00 p.m. 
Marvin Center First Floor, Dorothy Betts Theatre, 800 21st Street NW 

Note: this ceremony is held for graduates who are traveling for competitions during University Commencement.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

School of Nursing Celebration

9:00 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

MSSC Multicultural Graduation Celebration

10:30 a.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

School of Business Undergraduate Programs Celebration

1:00 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

School of Engineering and Applied Science Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

1:30 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

5:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

Milken Institute School of Public Health Celebration

5:00 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony

8:00 a.m.

The Kennedy Caucus Room of the
Russell Senate Office Building

2 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington D.C. 20002

 

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Master's Programs Ceremony

8:30 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW 

 

Elliott School of International Affairs Celebration

11:30 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

12:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW 

 

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

3:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

School of Business Master's and Doctoral Programs Celebration

3:00 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

Senior Class Toast and Picture
4:00 p.m.
Kogan Plaza, 2121 H Street NW
Rain site: Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 800 21st Street NW

 

School of Engineering and Applied Science Celebration

7:00 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

Saturday, May 18, 2019

 

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration

8:30 a.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

University Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

9:30 a.m.
Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Avenue NW

 

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration #1

12:00 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration #2

3:30 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Health Sciences Celebration

4:00 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

College of Professional Studies Celebration

7:30 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW

Sunday, May 19, 2019

 

University Commencement

9:30 a.m.
The National Mall

 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences - M.D. Celebration

2:30 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW

 

Law School Celebration

2:30 p.m.
Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW