May 20–21, 2021
Details about commencement ceremonies will be confirmed as we 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.
Class of 2021 Calendar of Events
|Thursday, May 20, 2021|
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||McKelvey School of Engineering|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||School of Law|
|3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||Olin Business School|
|6:30 – 8:00 p.m.||Brown School + Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts|
|Friday, May 21, 2021|
|8:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Arts & Sciences Ceremony 1 (alpha A-K)**|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Arts & Sciences Ceremony 2 (alpha L-Z)**|
|3:00 – 4:30 p.m.||The Graduate School (Graduate and PhD students) + University College|
|7:00 – 8:30 p.m.||School of Medicine|
**If you fall into one of the ceremonies that will be assigned by last name, based upon registration data, your ceremony may shift.
Celebrating our graduates
Download a PDF with the full collection of printable #WashU21 signs below.
Submit your congratulations message
Your photos and videos will be shared with graduates in Commencement-related communications, as well as displayed during the in-person and live stream ceremonies.