Let the countdown to Commencement begin!

There are just a few things to do to make sure you’re ready for your big day. 

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 April 21.

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 April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (CDT).

5. Register for the Class of 2024 Celebration at Ballpark Village!

Join us as we kick-start Commencement week for the Class of 2024! Hear encouraging remarks from university leadership and build momentum and excitement for this life-changing week. This event will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 5-8 p.m. at Bally Sports Live in Ballpark Village. Food and beverage will be available for all who attend. Register now! 

6. Receive your gold philanthropy cord.

A contribution to the Senior Class Gift connects you to a lasting legacy of support, originating with the inaugural graduating class of Washington University. Your gift, regardless of size, provides opportunities for future students just beginning their education journey at WashU. Donate today and receive a gold philanthropy cord to wear at Commencement, symbolizing your commitment to this proud tradition!

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