Commencement Registration now open!

You and your loved ones are invited to the 163rd Commencement ceremony at Washington University in St. Louis!

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024
Time: 9 a.m. 
Location: Francis Olympic Field (rain or shine)

A Commencement festival with food, drinks, games, photo opportunities, and live entertainment will stretch from Mudd Field to Tisch Park immediately after the ceremony. We’ll announce details about the festival soon! 

A few things you need to do to get ready:

1. Let us know if you plan to attend Commencement.  

RSVP, even if you do not plan to participate in the university-wide Commencement ceremony. If you do plan to attend, be sure to include the number of guests who will join you.

2. Reserve your regalia

You must wear regalia to participate in the university-wide Commencement ceremony. Be sure to reserve your rental regalia before March 31.

3. Learn about other graduation-related events

Check the calendar of events for details about individual school, program, and affinity ceremonies that will be held between Wednesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 15.  

4. Plan to attend affinity ceremonies

If you are interested in attending an affinity ceremony, please be sure to fill out the registration form. The deadline for registration is March 1 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

5. Register for the Class Toast

Come celebrate with Chancellor Martin and your Class of 2024 friends, as we kick off Commencement season with the Class Toast! This event will be held in Brookings Quad on Wednesday, March 27. Register today! 

As a reminder, our graduation fairs are taking place this week on the Medical campus and Danforth campus.

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments in May and will share additional details as they become available! Please visit our FAQ page for more information. 

Your WashU Commencement team