Individual Recognition Slides, Share Your Favorite Memories, and Other Reminders

April 08, 2021

We’re just 37 days away from our university-wide virtual Commencement Celebration! Below are some updates and reminders about this year’s celebrations.


School Celebration Individual Recognition Slide

Last week, you received two emails encouraging you to complete your Commencement celebration individual recognition slide, which will be shown during your school celebration.

Record your name by 2pm EDT on April 12, 2021. If you do not record your own name as reference, it still will be recorded by professional voiceover, with a best guess on phonetics.

Submit a photo by midnight EDT on April 26, 2021. If no photo is submitted, a GW image or logo will be used on your slide.

Last week’s emails contained instructions for registering to complete your slide, including a personalized password link that is unique to your account. When registering, please make sure to use the email address that is on file with GW and your school. The email you have on file with GW was listed in the Friday, April 2 email.

Graduates also can use this login link to access their account. When you get to the login page, select “Register” under New User and enter the email address that is on file with GW and your school. A password reset email will be sent to you. If you don’t have access to the email that the password reset is sent to, please email [email protected] and we can set a unique password.

If you don't wish to participate in the Commencement celebration or have your name included in graduate recognition, you can opt out after logging in.

Please note that graduates from GW Law and the M.D. program in the School of Medicine will receive separate communications from their schools regarding their individual recognition for their celebrations.


Share Your Favorite Memories

Please share your favorite memories from your years at GW for a chance to be featured in the 2021 virtual university-wide celebration! Go here to submit your photos and videos by Friday, April 23, 2021. Your photos and videos will help to personalize your Class of 2021 celebration.



2021 Commencement Celebrations Schedule

The university-wide Virtual Commencement Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT. The complete schedule of dates and times for GW’s Commencement virtual celebrations, including school and college celebrations and other special recognition events, is now available on our Commencement website.


Virtual Grad Fair & Regalia

Herff Jones, GW’s partner for ordering regalia and other graduation keepsakes, is offering a Virtual Grad Fair that is easily browsable via mobile and desktop. The Virtual Grad Fair allows students to learn more about the graduation products available and provides contact information for GW’s Herff Jones representative. Students can visit the Virtual Grad Fair here or text “GWU” to 844-411-4740.

We were made aware that the first mailed batch of bachelor’s and master’s regalia orders was packed with the GW zipper pull instead of the Bicentennial zipper pull. The Bicentennial zipper pull will be sent to these graduates.

Please visit the Commencement website for additional information about regalia and keepsakes.



If you have questions as Commencement gets closer, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Commencement website or contact us at [email protected].


Raise High!

GW Commencement