2023 December Recognition Ceremony

You and your loved ones are invited to the December Recognition Ceremony at Washington University in St. Louis!

Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your hard-earned achievements and share your excitement with family, friends, faculty, and classmates.

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. 
Location: Field House, Athletic Complex

A few things you need to do to get ready:

1. Let us know if you plan to attend.  

Registration is required to participate in the ceremony, and we ask that you RSVP even if you do not plan to attend.

When registering, you will be asked to record your name to ensure we have the correct pronunciation. You also will need to let us know the number of guests joining you. The registration period starts today, Oct. 18, 2023, through Nov. 15, 2023, until noon CST. 

If you receive a “you are not registered with marching order” message when attempting to register, please reply to this email with your full name and student ID number. 

2. Reserve your regalia

You must wear regalia to participate in the ceremony. You can order online through the University Bookstore. 

3. Report your plans.

We survey all graduating students to gather information about your post-graduation plans. Please let us know what you have lined up or if you’re still figuring it out!

4. Pre-register for portraits and order commemorative gifts.

GradImages will take individual portraits of graduates crossing the stage and after exiting the stage. These images will be available for purchase, and if you pre-register for photos, you will receive 20% off of your purchase of $50 or more. 

We have partnered with Bear Necessities, a non-profit store on campus affiliated with the Washington University Women’s Society. Gifts and bouquets are available for pre-order and will be available for pick-up on Saturday, Dec. 9. 

5. Join us and share the excitement on social media!

Follow @WashUAlumni and join our alumni network on LinkedIn to keep up with what’s going on at the university and connect with your fellow #WashUalumni!

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in December! Please visit our December Recognition Ceremony page for more information. 

Your WashU Commencement team