Messages to the Community
May 18, 2021: What You Need to Know – Commencement at Nationals Park
April 13, 2021: Commencement 2021 Update
March 23, 2021: Message from President DeGioia on Commencement 2021
Georgetown University will host an in-person Commencement for the Class of 2021 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, on Monday, May 24, 2021.
There will be one ceremony for all undergraduate schools at 10 a.m. EDT and another ceremony for all graduate and professional programs at 5 p.m. EDT. Each ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours.
Graduates attending the ceremony in-person are invited to bring two guests. All attendees will need to adhere to DC public health and travel guidelines.
Ceremonies will be broadcast virtually for graduates, families, friends, and members of our community who are unable to attend in person.
School-specific Commencement information will continue to be updated with more details as they become available.
(All events are virtual, unless otherwise noted. Links to view these events will be added closer to Commencement.)
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Georgetown University Qatar Tropaia Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Georgetown University Qatar Commencement Ceremony, 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Friday, May 14, 2021
Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
School of Continuing Studies Tropaia, 6 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Black Graduate Student Alliance (BGSA) Recognition Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Cultural Ceremonies, 6 p.m.
McCourt School of Public Policy Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
School of Foreign Service Undergraduate Tropaia, 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
For anyone who wishes to purchase cap and gown packages, the Georgetown University Bookstore is now taking orders for shipment.
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.
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