COMMENCEMENT 2019

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COMMENCEMENT 2019 CEREMONY

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

Arts & Sciences graduate programs
Biomedical graduate education programs

 


 

Other Graduate Commencement Ceremonies:

Ph.D. and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony                    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**

2018 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 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 2019 GRADUATE SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT EVENTS

Date Time    Location Event
       

Thursday,
May 16, 2019

9:00 a.m.

Healy Hall,
3rd floor
(Gaston Hall)

 

Ph.D. and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

       

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

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.