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Commencement

Save the Dates!

2022: May 19-22, 2022

2020: May 28-29, 2022

Messages to the Community

October 26, 2021: Save the Date: Class of 2020 Commencement

Commencement Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for the main commencement ceremonies. The full schedule, to include Tropaia ceremonies and receptions, can be viewed and downloaded here (new window). Academic Processions for all Commencement ceremonies begin approximately 30 minutes before the posted ceremony time. Guests should be seated before the procession begins. Public health guidance for all graduation events will be provided at a later date.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

2:00 p.m., Senior Convocation, 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.

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 is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. More information on how to purchase or rent academic regalia will be shared soon.

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.