COMMENCEMENT 2017

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COMMENCEMENT 2017 CEREMONY
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
9:00 AM
HEALY LAWN
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC

(Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

Arts & Sciences graduate programs

Walsh School of Foreign Service graduate programs

Biomedical Science graduate programs

 


 

Other Graduate Commencement Ceremonies:

McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)                  Thursday, May 18. 2017 at 5:30pm, Healy Lawn  
                                                                                                                 (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
 

School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)         Saturday, May 20. 2017 at 12:00 noon, Healy Lawn Lawn    
                                                                                                                  (Rain Site: Leavey Center Ballroom at 2:30 pm)

CHECK BACK IN EARLY 2017 FOR UPDATED INFORMATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

MAY 19, 2017 COMMENCEMENT DETAILS FOR ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS

IN CASE OF RAIN ON  MAY 19, 2017

WEBCASTS

Live webcasts of all Commencement main ceremonies will be available at http://webcast.georgetown.edu.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is a festive and colorful event at which earned and honorary degrees are awarded and degree candidates are hooded.  It takes place annually in mid-May. Participation in the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony is limited to those who have been awarded degrees between July and May of the current academic year. 

All participants are required to wear appropriate academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood). Information on ordering academic regalia is available from the Graduate School early in the spring semester of each year and is posted on the Graduate School website under the Academic Regalia  section. The Georgetown University Bookstore handles the advance ordering and distribution of academic regalia and may be contacted for further information.   See the Academic Regalia section for more details.

 

SCHEDULE OF GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT 2017 EVENTS  (TENTATIVE)

Date Time Location Event
       

Thursday,
May 18, 2017

5:30 p.m. Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:
         McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)

       
Friday,
May 19, 2017
    Commencement and Doctoral Degree Awarding Ceremony:  Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS)  -  Arts & Sciences graduate programs, Walsh School of Foreign Service graduate programs, Biomedical Science graduate programs
  no later than 7:30 a.m.

Report to Assigned Rooms in White-Gravenor, ICC, and Copley Formal Lounge

(Rainsite:  McDonough Arena)

Graduating students report to assigned room locations - do not be late!! Include time for transport, parking, and walking to site.  Faculty report in regalia to the area behind White-Gravenor Hall for lineup by 8:00 a.m.

(Rainsite:  Master's Students report to and check-in at the  line-up tent outside McDonough Arena by 7:30 a.m. -- Ph.D. students report directly to McDonough Arena - West Hallway by 7:30 a.m.) -- Faculty report to McDonough Arena - East Hallway by 8:00 a.m.)

  8:30 a.m.

From Assigned Rooms in White-Gravenor, ICC, and Copley Formal Lounge

(Rainsite:  McDonough Gym)

Graduating students process in formation to Healy Lawn
  9:00 a.m. Healy Lawn
   (Rainsite: McDonough Arena)
Graduate School Commencement and Doctoral Diploma Awarding Ceremony begins
  10:45 am Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)
Master's Diploma Award Ceremony: Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) Master's Programs
  11:00 am

Leo J. O'Donovan Hall

(Rainsite:  Leo J. O'Donovan Hall)

Master's Diploma Award Ceremony:  Arts & Sciences Master's Programs
  11:00 am

Leavey Center Ballroom

(Rainsite:  Leavey Center Ballroom)

Master's Diploma Award Ceremony:  Biomedical Master's Programs
       
Saturday, May 20, 2017

12:00 noon

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: Leavey Center Ballroom at 2:30 p.m.)

Commencement Ceremony:

School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) Master's Programs

       
Sunday,
May 21, 2017
9:00 am Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)
Baccalaureate Mass

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional graduation information can be found on the How to Graduate page.

Click here for the Memo to Graduating Students for 2016.