Commencement 2022
May 18–20, 2022

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field.

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Commencement is a rain or shine event.

Tickets are not required. Seats are available first come, first served. 

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. Please check this website periodically for all event updates. For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.

May Commencement

The 161st Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. More information will be posted here as details become available.

December Recognition

The Chancellor’s Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Recent Communications

Commencement Reminders

Commencement Office Good afternoon, Class of 2022 graduates!  We are very excited to celebrate you and your many accomplishments at Commencement. The ceremony will take place Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field, rain or shine. You will also have the opportunity to be recognized at individual school ceremonies May 18-20. […]

Welcome back graduates

 Commencement Office Dear graduates, Welcome back!  The 161st Commencement will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place rain or shine on Francis Olympic Field. You will also have the opportunity to be recognized at individual school ceremonies May 18-20. Be sure to check the calendar of events for […]

Congratulate your 2022 graduate

Commencement Office Good afternoon, We are requesting your help to create a memorable experience for our wonderful Washington University graduates. Loved ones, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to submit messages of support to the Class of 2022 through Saturday, April 30, 2022. Photos and videos submitted by the deadline will be shared on Commencement day. General […]

Class of 2022 Toast

Members of the Class of 2022, Join us for the announcement of the 2022 Commencement speaker and to toast you and fellow members of the Class of 2022 as our newest alumni! Friday, March 25 | 4–5 p.m.Brookings Quadrangle Please check your WashU email for your invitation and registration information. This event is exclusively for members of the […]

Commencement Help Line

Call the Commencement Office at (314) 935-8186.

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Introducing Tassel, the Commencement Chatbot! Need directions, schedule or anything else for the event? Scan the QR to get started!

Future Commencements

May 15, 2023

May 13, 2024

May 12, 2025