COMMENCEMENT 2019

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COMMENCEMENT 2019 CEREMONIES

DOCTORAL HOODING CEREMONY & reCEPTION

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019,   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 A.M.

GASTON HALL, HEALY HALL (3rd Floor)

Reception to follow in Dahlgren Courtyard, Healy Hall 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

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GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMEMENCEMENT CEREMONY

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019,     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 A.M.

HEALY LAWN    (rain site: McDonough Gymnasium)

Arts & Sciences graduate programs
Biomedical graduate education programs

 


 

Other Graduate Commencement Ceremonies:

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony & Reception               Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Healy Hall,  3rd Floor (Gaston Hall)    (Rain Site: same location)
McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)                  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. 
                                                                                             (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
McDonough School of Business (MSB)                     Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., Healy Lawn  
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)        Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Healy Lawn     
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)                      Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m., Healy Lawn   
                                                                                            (ceremony now includes both Bachelor's and Master's   
                                                                                            degrees.    (Rain Site: McDonough Arena at 7:30 pm)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

**Information regarding 2019 Commencement will be posted in Spring 2019**

2019 COMMENCEMENT DETAILS FOR ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS

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 all Doctoral and Master's students from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (including Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) programs) walk across the stage and are awarded their diplomas by the Graduate Dean and the President of the University.  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.   Some schools, departments, and programs also have other ceremonies and receptions following this event.  The Graduate Commencement Ceremony is NOT a ticketed event. [Please note: Other schools at Georgetown University have their own commencement ceremonies at different times and do not participate in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Commencement Ceremony).

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, held the day prior (Thursday) to the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony, is a ceremony for Doctoral students in all Schools at Georgetown University to be recogized and have their doctoral hood put in place by their mentors, advisors, and other members of the Georgetown Faculty, including the Dean of the Graduate School. All graduating doctoral students, as well as their family and friends, are welcomed to this formal academic event held in Gaston Hall.  The Graduate School Dean hosts a reception for the doctoral students following the Hooding Ceremony.  The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony is NOT a ticketed event.  [Please note: Doctoral students are also required to attend the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony held on Friday morning in order to receive their actual diploma].

All participants at both events 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 2019 GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS

Date Time    Location Event
       

Thursday,
May 16, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Healy Hall,
3rd floor
(Gaston Hall)

 

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Reception

   Reception to follow in Dahlgren Courtyard, Healy Hall  10:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

       

Thursday,
May 16, 2019

5:30 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Gymnasium)

Commencement Ceremony:
         McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)

       

Friday,
May 17, 2019

   

Commencement Ceremony: Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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

  7:30 a.m.

Report to Lineup Rooms

(Rainsite: Tent in front of McDonough Gymnasium)

Graduating students report to lineup rooms(allow time for transportation, traffic jams, parking, and walking to your lineup rooms). 

  Faculty should assemble, already dressed in regalia for lineup no later than 8:00 a.m.

  8:30 a.m.

From Lineup Rooms

(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 11:00 a.m.)

       
Friday,
May 17, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Leavey Center Ballroom
 

BGE Commencement Reception 

    (All BGE graduates and their family are welcome)

       
Friday, May 17, 2019

3:00 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:

McDonough School of Business (MSB) 

       
Saturday, May 18, 2019

2:00 p.m.

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Commencement Ceremony:

School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS)

       
Saturday, May 18, 2019

5:00 p.m.

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

Commencement Ceremony:

Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)

       
Sunday,
May 19, 2019

9:00 am

Healy Lawn
(Rainsite: McDonough Arena)

Baccalaureate Mass

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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