Save the Date: Commencement on the National Mall on Sunday, May 15, 2022

February 18, 2022

Dear Members of the George Washington University Community,

As we celebrate the dawn of George Washington University’s third century, we are delighted to announce the date of one of our proudest #OnlyatGW traditions: Commencement on the National Mall!

Please save the date of Sunday, May 15, 2022, for Commencement on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to celebrate our Class of 2022 graduates. The academic procession will begin at 10 a.m. EDT, and remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

We are also pleased to share the 2022 Commencement Week Schedule, which includes dates, times, and locations for our school and college celebrations as well as other special ceremonies.

Special Notes

  • Guests and Registration. Our graduates are invited to bring up to six guests to Commencement on the Mall. Information about registration for our graduates and their guests is forthcoming.
  • Vaccine Requirement. For all Commencement Week events, all guests and visitors aged 5 and older must be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines (i.e., fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible). Limited exemptions will be permitted for those who submit a medical or religious exemption. Information about providing proof of vaccination or exemption for these events is forthcoming.
  • Additional Public Health Information. Guidance on mask wearing and other public health measures will be provided later this spring.

If you have additional questions, please visit the Commencement website for FAQs and information about getting ready to graduate, or email [email protected].

We look forward to helping you prepare for this #OnlyatGW celebration!


Commencement Planning Team