Watch Commencement Live Here May 20-21 Class of 2021 and May 30 Class of 2020

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Celebrate the Class of 2020, May &
December Graduates

Make plans to attend the rescheduled celebration on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Watch a video with special congratulations messages to the Class of 2020

Celebrate the Class of 2021, May Graduates

Make plans for Washington University’s 160th Commencement celebration, May 20-21, 2021.

Submit your congratulations message for the Class of 2021

Guest tickets for the Commencement ceremonies are non-transferable.

Recent Communications

Commencement Graduate Confirmation

Graduates, please check your email for your specific ceremony date, time, and parking information. RegaliaRegalia will be available for pickup starting on Monday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Mudd Field study tent on the Danforth Campus. Graduates also may pickup regalia on the day of their […]

Photography Sessions

Registration for professional photography appointments are now open and scheduling links were sent to graduates via email. Appointments are available for 3-minute, complimentary photo slots:  Thursday, May 20 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29) Friday, May 21 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29) Sunday, May 30 (must be scheduled […]

Class of 2020: Important details for participating in-person at Commencement

Good afternoon, Class of 2020 graduates,  We are very excited to welcome you back to celebrate you and all of your accomplishments during your in-person Commencement ceremonies in May. As you know, Washington University is continuing to practice a variety of protocols to ensure everyone remains safe. In addition, we ask that you adhere to the following […]


Our FAQ page for the May ceremonies covers a variety of commonly asked questions.