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Commencement Details


Due to recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pertaining to the rising number  of COVID-19 cases nationally and in the D.C. region, the George Washington University has made the difficult decision to host a virtual degree conferral ceremony in place of 2020 Commencement on the National Mall.

The Virtual Commencement Celebration will be on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. ET. You and your family are invited to watch it on GW's Facebook page or at

Based on feedback from GW students, who overwhelmingly said they want to have their #OnlyatGW moment and graduate on the national mall, the class of 2020 is invited to join our Bicentennial Commencement on the National Mall in May 2021.