The 161st Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. More information will be posted here as details become available.


Individual School Recognition Ceremonies

Each school is hosts their own individual recognition ceremonies. Links to those ceremonies are here.


Commencement Speakers

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University Commencement Speaker Archives


Recent Communications

Photography Sessions

Registration for professional photography appointments are now open and scheduling links were sent to graduates via email. Appointments are available for 3-minute, complimentary photo slots:  Thursday, May 20 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29) Friday, May 21 (must be scheduled by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 29) Sunday, May 30 (must be scheduled […]

Class of 2020: Important details for participating in-person at Commencement

Good afternoon, Class of 2020 graduates,  We are very excited to welcome you back to celebrate you and all of your accomplishments during your in-person Commencement ceremonies in May. As you know, Washington University is continuing to practice a variety of protocols to ensure everyone remains safe. In addition, we ask that you adhere to the following […]

Class of 2021: Important details for participating in-person at Commencement

Good afternoon, Class of 2021 graduates,  We are very excited to celebrate you and all of your accomplishments during your in-person Commencement ceremonies in May. As you know, Washington University is continuing to practice a variety of protocols to ensure everyone remains safe. In addition, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines for all Commencement […]

Help celebrate our graduates

Good afternoon, Commencement is such a special time, and we are requesting your help to create a memorable experience for our wonderful Washington University graduates. Loved ones, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to submit messages of support to the Class of 2021 now through Saturday, April 24, 2021. Photos and videos submitted by April 24 will be […]

Commencement guest policy and town hall

Dear graduates and family members, We are looking forward to celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and all of your accomplishments next month. Now that registration has closed and planning is underway, we wanted to remind our community of a few important protocols to ensure everyone is safe and that we are able to […]

Questions?

Call 314-935-2021 or visit our FAQ page for the May ceremonies, which covers a variety of commonly asked questions.