A complete schedule of commencement-related events, is available for download. Please direct questions about Commencement to Meghan Hogge.

2018 Commencement Schedule

Thursday, May 17

9:00 a.m. Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Gaston Hall

2:00 p.m.: Senior Convocation

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

Friday, May 18

9:00 a.m.: Graduate School Commencement, 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+graduate), Healy Lawn

(Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Two ceremonies:
Rain #1: 3:00pm, Undergraduate Degrees
Rain #2: 5:30pm, Graduate Degrees

9:00 p.m.: Senior Ball, Union Station

Saturday, May 19

9:00 a.m.: Georgetown College Commencement, Healy Lawn

(Rain site: McDonough Arena, two ceremonies:

            9:00 a.m.: Rain #1 for last names beginning with A-K

             11:30 a.m.: Rain #2 for last names beginning with L-Z)

Diploma Distribution immediately following the ceremony on Copley Lawn (Rain site: White Gravenor)

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 (undergraduate+graduate), Healy Lawn

(Rain site: McDonough Arena)

Two ceremonies:
Rain #1: 5:00pm, Undergraduate Degrees
Rain #2: 7:30pm, Graduate Degrees

Sunday, May 20

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

10:45 a.m.: Commencement Brunch, Leavey Center Ballroom (No tickets required)

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

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

3:00 p.m.: Law Center Commencement Diploma Distributions

Section 1: Red Square (Rain site: ICC Galleria)
Section 2: Leavey Center Ballroom
Section 3: Yates Field House
Section 4: Harbin Terrace Pavilion
Section 5: Leavey Esplanade
Section 6: Gaston Hall
Section 7: Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building
LL.M.(A): Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
LL.M.(B): Alumni Square

Ramadan Iftar

The Office of Muslim Life is hosting a daily Ramadan Iftar May 16–19 from 8–9 p.m. Visit the Muslim Life GUEvents calendar for details.

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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.