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Information on the Class of 2020
Commencement Weekend

May 28-29, 2022

Class of 2022 Commencement Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for the main commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2022. The full schedule, to include Tropaia ceremonies and receptions, can be viewed and downloaded here (updated 5/11/22). Academic Processions for all Commencement ceremonies begin approximately 30 minutes before the posted ceremony time. Guests should be seated before the procession begins. Proof of up to date vaccinations is required for all indoor events. Public health guidance will continue to be updated in the FAQ section.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

2:00 p.m., Senior Convocation, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

5:30 p.m., McCourt School of Public Policy Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

Friday, May 20, 2022

9:00 a.m., Graduate School Commencement (includes Biomedical Graduate Education), Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

12:00 p.m., School of Continuing Studies Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

3:00 p.m., McDonough School of Business Commencement (Undergraduate and Graduate), Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

  • Rain #1: Undergraduates, 3:00 p.m.
  • Rain #2: Graduates, 5:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m., Senior Ball, Washington Hilton

Saturday, May 21, 2022

9:00 a.m., Georgetown College Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

  • Rain #1: Last names A-K, 9:00 a.m.
  • Rain #2: Last names L-Z, 11:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m., School of Nursing & Health Studies Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

5:00 p.m., Walsh School of Foreign Service Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

  • Rain #1: Undergraduates, 5:00 p.m.
  • Rain #2: Graduates, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

9:00 a.m., Baccalaureate Mass, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

11:00 a.m., School of Medicine Commencement, DAR Constitution Hall

2:00 p.m., Law Center Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

Academic Regalia

Academic regalia for undergraduate and graduate programs can be purchased in person or online from the University bookstore. If seniors have their robe from their New Student Convocation, they only have to purchase their cap/tassel and hood, otherwise, they should purchase the whole package. Graduates from professional programs will receive guidance on academic regalia directly from the Law and Medical schools.

What is Tropaia?

Tropaia essentially means Trophy and the Tropaia Ceremony is the event at which individual schools distribute awards. Each Dean’s office will inform students individually if they are receiving an award at this event.

The word Tropaia is ancient Greek and referred to a monument constructed to celebrate a military victory.

If you have questions about commencement, please contact mcevents@georgetown.edu.