May 2022

161st Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Office

Dear graduates,

We are thrilled to invite you and your loved ones to attend the 161st Commencement on Friday May 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place rain or shine on Francis Olympic Field. You will also be recognized at individual school ceremonies May 18-20. Be sure to check the calendar of events for ceremonies affiliated with your school. 

We are pleased to announce that we will host an all-school Commencement festival immediately following the ceremony. The celebration, including refreshments, games, photo opportunities, and live entertainment, will stretch from Mudd Field to Tisch Park. 

Please read the important updates below in order to prepare:

Intent to Graduate must be filed in order to graduate and participate in Commencement. The deadline to file through Webstac was Dec. 23, 2021. If you missed this deadline, please contact your school registrar’s office as soon as possible.

Registration for the university wide ceremony is required of all graduates. Let us know the number of expected guests.   Please click here to register now.   Please complete the registration form even if you are unable to attend.  

Regalia is required to participate. You may reserve regalia beginning today, February, 25,
through April 5.    

Additional details will be shared on our website as they become available.

We look forward to celebrating each of you and all of your incredible accomplishments.

Michelle Gelven
Washington University in St. Louis
University Advancement
MSC 1202
7425 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 3100
St. Louis, MO 63105

Contact Us:
Phone: 314-935-8186