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Class of 2023 Commencement Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for the main commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2023.

The full schedule, including Tropaia ceremonies and receptions, can be viewed here.

Academic Processions for all Commencement ceremonies begin approximately 30 minutes before the posted ceremony time. Guests should be seated before the procession begins.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

12:00 p.m., Senior Convocation, Healy Lawn (Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)

3:00 p.m., School of Nursing Commencement, Healy Lawn (Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)

6:00 p.m., McCourt School of Public Policy Commencement, Healy Lawn (Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)

Friday, May 19, 2023

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

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

3:00 p.m., McDonough School of Business Graduate Commencement, Healy Lawn (Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)

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

Saturday, May 20, 2023

9:00 a.m., College of Arts & Sciences Commencement, Healy Lawn

(Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)
Rain #1: Last names A-K, 9:00 a.m.
Rain #2: Last names L-Z, 11:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m., School of Health Commencement, Gaston Hall

2:00 p.m., McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Commencement, Healy Lawn (Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)

5:00 p.m., Walsh School of Foreign Service Commencement, Healy Lawn

(Severe Weather Site: McDonough Arena)
Rain #1: Undergraduates, 5:00 p.m.
Rain #2: Graduates, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

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

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

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

Ceremony Livestreams

All ceremony livestreams will be viewable on the Georgetown University Facebook page and via the button below.

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.

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