Faculty & Staff

Group of faculty processing in to the ceremony

If you’re a faculty or staff member, you are invited to participate in Commencement Week activities.

Registration for Commencement 2018

Members of the faculty are invited to march in the procession at Commencement on the National Mall on Sunday, May 20.

If you are a member of the faculty and would like to participate in Commencement on the National Mall, please register to participate.  You must provide your own regalia for the event.

The deadline to register is Friday, May 11.

Register to Attend!

Purchasing Regalia

The deadline to purchase regalia online or in the GW Campus Store has passed. The only option is renting regalia. 


Renting Regalia

The deadline to rent regalia online has passed. Regalia rentals will be available in the GW Spirit Shop, Marvin Center First Floor (next to Panera) from Tuesday, May 15th until Sunday, May 20th.

Reimbursements for Faculty Regalia

If you’re a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member, you are eligible to receive up to a $200 reimbursement toward your academic regalia purchase.

Submit your reimbursement by Friday, June 1, 2018, through iBuy. Review these instructions to process your reimbursements. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Shearer at [email protected].


Honorary Degree Nominations 

Honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who inspire the graduating class, bring honor to the university, and pay tribute to our diverse nation. Faculty can nominate individuals for honorary degrees by completing an honorary degree nomination form and/or send the form via email to Aaron Kramer, Faculty Affairs, [email protected].

Staff Volunteer Opportunities

As a staff member, you can volunteer to help out with Commencement on the National Mall. Volunteer tasks vary, but may include:

  • Supervising student volunteers

  • Greeting guests

  • Assisting graduates, faculty and platform parties

  • Leading academic processions

If you’re interested in volunteering, please submit your request to Events.