December Recognition Ceremony

Saturday, December 9, 2023
Athletic Complex, Danforth Campus
10:00 a.m.

Invitations will be emailed to all summer graduates and fall degree candidates in October. Family and guests are welcome. Tickets are not required.

Please review the Planning Guide for Graduates.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:00 a.m.December Recognition CeremonyField House
1:30 p.m.Olin Business Recognition CeremonyField House

Celebrating our graduates

Online streaming and closed captioning

The December Recognition Ceremony will also be streamed online and accessible via the Commencement homepage and will include live captions.

Commencement flowers and gifts

We have partnered with Bear Necessities, a non-profit store on campus affiliated with the Washington University Women’s Society for this year’s December Recognition ceremony.

Bouquets are available for pre-order through their website, and will be available for pick-up on Saturday, Dec. 9. We encourage families and friends to pre-order for the best selection.

Browse campus stores for diploma frames, gifts for graduating students, and a variety of other WashU merchandise.

Bear Necessities Shop

Danforth Campus Bookstore

Don’t forget to order graduation announcements!

Photography and video

Please note that individual pictures of each student will be taken as they cross the stage and again after they exit the stage. Images will be available for purchase from Grad Images. Graduates who pre-register for photos will save 20% off their purchase of $50 or more.

University photos and video of the December Recognition Ceremony will be posted on Widen and YouTube.