December Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Athletic Complex, Danforth Campus
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.
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Calendar of events
|Saturday, December 9, 2023|
|10:00 a.m.||December Recognition Ceremony||Field House, |
|Olin Business School||Field House, |
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.
Celebrating our graduates
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. All orders should be placed by Nov. 24, 2023.
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.
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.