Speakers and Awardees

Keynote Speaker


The community will be informed when a Commencement speaker for the ceremony on the National Mall has been selected.


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Honorary Degrees


Nominations of candidates for honorary degrees are received throughout the year by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. Students, faculty, administrators, deans, alumni, and members of the general public may nominate individuals for honorary degrees.

Learn More About the Honorary Degree Process and Criteria


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Student Speaker Competition


Members of the graduating Class of 2024 are invited to enter the Student Speaker Competition for the chance to address their classmates and other members of the GW community at the university-wide Commencement on the National Mall in May.

Learn More about the Student Speaker Competition