COMMENCEMENT 2018

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COMMENCEMENT 2018 CEREMONY

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

9:00 A.M.
HEALY LAWN
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC

(Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

Arts & Sciences graduate programs
Biomedical graduate education programs

 


 

Other Graduate Commencement Ceremonies:

Ph.D. and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony                    Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Gaston Hall  
McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)                  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:30pm, Healy Lawn  
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
McDonough School of Business (MSB)                     Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., Healy Lawn  
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)        Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., Healy Lawn Lawn    
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)                      Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., Healy Lawn Lawn  
                                                                                            (ceremony now includes both Bachelor's and Master's degrees)   
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena 7:30 pm)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

2018 COMMENCEMENT DETAILS FOR ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS

  • Memo to Graduating Students for 2018  (coming early Spring, 2018)   
  • List of Student Lineup Rooms for Commencement for 2018  (coming late-April, 2018)   
  • Campus Map showing Graduate School Commencement 2018 Locations   (coming early Spring, 2018)   
  • Shuttle Bus Route Map for Commencement 2018  (coming early Spring, 2018)   
  • University Commencement website  (for general information)
  • Translation of the Latin on your Graduate School Diploma

IN CASE OF RAIN ON  MAY 18, 2018

  • Memo to Graduating Students for 2018  (coming early Spring, 2018)   
  • RAIN: Line-Up Instructions for McDonough Arena for 2018  (coming late-April, 2018)
  • RAIN: Campus Map showing Graduate School Commencement 2018 Locations  (coming early Spring, 2018)
  • RAIN: Shuttle Bus Route Map for Commencement 2018  (coming early Spring, 2018)   
  • University Commencement website  (for general information)
  • Translation of the Latin on your Graduate School Diploma

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 2018 GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS  

Date Time    Location Event
       

Thursday,
May 17, 2018

9:00 a.m.

Gaston Hall
 

Ph.D. and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
 

       

Thursday,
May 17, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:
         McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)

       
Friday,
May 18, 2018
   

Commencement Ceremony:  Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

    --  Arts & Sciences graduate programs
    --  Biomedical Graduate Education programs

  7:30 a.m.

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

(Rainsite:  Tent in front of McDonough Gymnasium)

Graduating students report to assigned room locations in White-Gravenor, ICC and Copley Formal Lounge (allow time for transportation, traffic jams, parking, and walking to your lineup rooms).  Students should report to their assigned rooms NO LATER than 7:30 a.m.  Faculty should assemble, already dressed in regalia, to the area behind White-Gravenor Hall for lineup no later than 8:00 a.m.

(Rain Instructions:  Master's students report to and check-in at the Lineup Tent in front of McDonough Arena by 7:30 a.m. --  Doctoral candidates report 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 Arena)

Graduating students process in formation to Healy Lawn

  9:00 a.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony begins

(Ceremony concludes at approximately 10:45 a.m.)

       
Friday, May 18, 2018

3:00 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:

McDonough School of Business (MSB) 

       
Saturday, May 19, 2018

2:00 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:

School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) 

       
Saturday, May 19, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena, 7:30 p.m.)

Commencement Ceremony:

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) 

       
Sunday,
May 20, 2018

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 2018  (coming January 2018).