Three students in GW commencement regalia

2021 Commencement Celebration Schedule

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that all schools and colleges will host virtual celebrations to individually recognize all graduating students.

If you have any questions, please send them to [email protected].

University Commencement Celebration

The Commencement Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT. The class of 2021, families, and guests are invited to watch the virtual celebration on the homepage of

2021 Commencement Weekend Schedule

All celebration times will be in EDT.

Wednesday, May 12

Thursday, May 13 

Friday, May 14

Saturday, May 15

12:00 p.m.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Celebration #1

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Criminal Justice
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Human Services and Social Justice
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science
  • Political Science: Public Policy Focus
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Sociology
1:00 p.m.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration

3:30 p.m.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Celebration #2

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Art History and Fine Arts
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing and English
  • Dance
  • English
  • Environmental and Sustainability Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Arts
  • French Language, Literature and Culture
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Interaction Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Sciences
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy: Public Affairs Focus
  • Photojournalism
  • Physics
  • Religion
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Special Interdisciplinary Major
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Associate of Arts, General Studies
4:00 p.m.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Health Sciences Celebration

7:30 p.m.

College of Professional Studies Celebration

Sunday, May 16

1:00 p.m. University-wide Commencement Celebration
2:30 p.m.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences: MD Celebration

Law School Celebration

Friday, May 21

8:00 a.m. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Celebration

For more information about your school celebration, please contact your respective school or department directly.