There are a number of ways to honor your graduate’s achievement and celebrate the occasion.

Donate in Honor of your Graduate

Make a meaningful investment in the future with a contribution to the Class of 2024 Annual Scholarship

The University Libraries are the academic heart of Washington University. Support the Libraries and learn more about giving opportunities.


We are excited to partner with Bear Necessities to be the official vendor to supply flowers, gifts and more for the 2025 Commencement weekend! Bear Necessities is a non-profit store on campus, associated with the Women’s Society of Washington University. Proceeds from sales at the store and on the website go towards scholarships and student projects.

Place your order in advance for pick up at one of the booths before your ceremony.

Gifts for Graduates

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

Bear Necessities Shop

Danforth Campus Bookstore

Medical Campus Bookstore

Graduation Announcements

Announce the accomplishment of graduation. Share the news with family and friends. Select from several packages.

Danforth Campus announcements

Medical School Campus announcements

Home Town News

Share the news of your degree with your hometown paper. To help the University Marketing & Communications office prepare a news release, please submit your information by May 24, 2025.

My Baby is Graduating – The Finish Line

Start hunting for your favorite pix of your graduate! Student Life, Washington University’s independent student newspaper, is publishing The Finish Line, a keepsake magazine dedicated to the Class of 2025. Join so many other WashU parents who congratulate their graduate with an adoring ad in The Finish Line!

Want to learn more? Read the information flyer and take a look at last year’s issue

Watch for an email from Student Life for more information, or go straight to our online ordering button below.

The deadline to send in/upload your order & photos so we can create an ad for you is Wednesday, April 10th

Questions? Email with the words “My Baby” in the subject line. And congratulations to your family, from all of us at Student Life!

Social Media

Have a photo or story that perfectly sums up your WashU experience? Share it and tag us @WashU on Facebook and Instagram and include the hashtag #WashU25.”

Follow @WashUAlumni on Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with what’s going on at the university and connect with your fellow #WashUalumni!

Sustainable Commencement Celebrations

However you celebrate this occasion, choose to make it sustainable!

University Ring

The Washington University ring may be ordered online from Balfour. Learn more about the University ring here.

WashU Wall Art

Capture epic WashU moments and preserve them for a lifetime. Order official licensed WashU wall art here.