COMMENCEMENT 2018

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
COMMENCEMENT 2018 CEREMONY

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

-- RAIN PLAN IN EFFECT --
STUDENTS REPORT TO
MCDONOUGH GYM LINEUP TENT
BY 7:30 A.M.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC

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. Healy Hall,                                                                                                                      3rd Floor (Gaston Hall)    (Rain Site: same location)
McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP)                  Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 
                                                                                                (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     
                                                                                            (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS)                      Saturday, May 19, 2018 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

 

2018 COMMENCEMENT DETAILS FOR ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS

RAIN PLAN FOR  MAY 18, 2018

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.

Healy Hall,
3rd floor
(Gaston Hall)

 

Ph.D. and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

       

Thursday,
May 17, 2018

5:30 p.m.

McDonough Gymnasium
(Rainsite: McDonough Gymnasium)

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 McDonough Gym Lineup Tent

(Rainsite: Tent in front of McDonough Gymnasium)

Graduating students report to McDonough Gym - Lineup Tent (allow time for transportation, traffic jams, parking, and walking to your lineup rooms).  Students should report to the McDonough Lineup Tent NO LATER than 7:30 a.m.  Faculty should assemble, already dressed in regalia, to McDonough Gym - East Hallway for lineup no later than 8:00 a.m.

-- Master's students report to and check-in at the Lineup Tent in front of McDonough Arena by 7:30 a.m. and then seat themselves in the Lineup Tent.

 --  Doctoral candidates check in at McDonough Gymnasium Lineup Tent , get lineup card, and then go inside to McDonough Gymnasium - West Hallway by 7:30 a.m. 

-- Faculty report to McDonough Arena - East Hallway by 8:00 a.m.)

  8:30 a.m.

From Lineup Tent

(Rainsite:  McDonough Arena)

Graduating students process in formation inside to McDonough Gymnasium

  9:00 a.m.

McDonough Gymnasium

(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 at 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.