Commencement 2022 Livestream

Friday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.


Commencement is a rain or shine event.

Tickets are not required. Seats are available first come, first served. 

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. Please check this website periodically for all event updates. For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.


May Commencement

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.

December Recognition

The Chancellor’s Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021.


Recent Communications

161st Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Office Dear graduates, We are thrilled to invite you and your loved ones to attend the 161st Commencement on Friday May 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place rain or shine on Francis Olympic Field. You will also be recognized at individual school ceremonies May 18-20. Be sure to check the […]

2022 Undergraduate Student Speaker Application Now Open

Commencement Office   Dear Class of 2022,  The Commencement Office invites you to apply to be the undergraduate student speaker at the Friday, May 20, all-university Commencement ceremony! This leadership role is a great honor that will also offer you the opportunity to be a member of the Commencement Committee for the Class of 2022. […]

Class of 2023 Commencement

Commencement Office   Dear Class of 2023 students and families,   We hope you are enjoying the holiday season and staying safe and healthy. Time flies, and before you know it, it will be time for your Commencement Ceremony. With that in mind, please mark your calendars for Monday, May 15, 2023 for your Class […]

Commencement Help Line

Call the Help Line at (314) 935-2022.

Chat with Tassel

Introducing Tassel, the Commencement Chatbot! Need directions, schedule or anything else for the event? Scan the QR to get started!

Future Commencements

May 15, 2023

May 13, 2024

May 12, 2025