Members of the faculty are invited to march in the procession at Commencement on the National Mall on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Members of the faculty, who would like to participate in Commencement on the National Mall may report to the backstage area by 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 19th. You must present your GWorld card for onsite registration. You must provide your own regalia for the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Events & Venues at 202-994-7129 or [email protected].
Purchasing & Renting Regalia
Custom regalia (regalia that reflects your alma mater) purchases take approximately six weeks from the time of purchase for manufacturing and shipping. We strongly recommend that you order by March 26th. Many faculty & staff choose to rent non-school-specific regalia which does not have the long lead time.
The last day to rent regalia online for direct shipment to your home or for on-campus pick-up is by midnight on April 10th. Online rental regalia orders will be available for pick-up and regalia can also be rented in-person from May 13th-May 18th in the GW Regalia Pop-up Shop, located in the Marvin Center Lower Level.
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, May 31, 2019, through iBuy. Review these instructions (PDF) to process your reimbursements. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Shearer at [email protected].
Honorary Degree Nominations
Watch: President Emeritus Steven Knapp Receives an Honorary Degree in 2018
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
Assisting graduates, faculty and platform parties
Leading academic processions
If you’re interested in volunteering, please submit your request to GW Events.