Three students in GW Graduation clothing


GW will provide updates to the community about updates on our Commencement celebrations. 

2021 Commencement Celebrations: Journey Through GW Details, Watch Together, & More

May 06, 2021
With finals winding down and just 9 days to go until our university-wide Commencement, we’re thrilled to share everything you need to know about this year’s celebrations.

2021 Commencement Celebration: Journey Through GW, Request for Information, & More

April 22, 2021
The trees are blooming, the birds are singing, and we’re just 23 days away from our university-wide virtual Commencement Celebration! Please see below for updates and reminders.

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III Will Give Address for GW’s Commencement Celebration

April 19, 2021
Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus Nelson A. Carbonell Jr., B.S. ’85, will receive an honorary degree at the May 16 celebration.

Message About 2021 Commencement Celebrations

April 16, 2021
After studying D.C. and National Park Service guidelines, we have concluded that we must continue to postpone in-person Commencement celebrations for the Classes of 2021 and 2020.

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! We're pleased to share some updates and reminders about this year’s celebrations.

Complete Schedule of Celebrations and Information About Virtual Grad Fair

March 26, 2021
We are pleased to share the complete schedule of dates and times for GW’s Commencement virtual celebrations, including school and college celebrations and other special recognition events, along with information about the Virtual Grad Fair.

2021 Commencement Celebrations

March 11, 2021
Since our last Commencement update in early February, the university has engaged members of our community, particularly our graduating students and their families, in order to collect feedback and ideas and consider a range of scenarios for in-person graduation elements. The university now has announced plans for our 2021 Commencement celebrations.

Update on 2021 Commencement Celebrations

February 04, 2021
As we head into the spring, we know one of the most important opportunities to come together is during graduation, and many at our university are working hard to create a rich and engaging virtual Commencement experience that celebrates our graduates. At the same time, we recognize the strong desire to gather in person to the extent safely possible to mark this important milestone. While we continue to plan virtual university-wide Commencement and school celebrations, we also are exploring all options for any in-person component we may safely host.