2021 FAQ

Q. Why is Georgetown not having an in-person ceremony in May?

A.  We carefully considered a wide range of options. We decided on an approach that will enable us to provide moments of celebration among graduating students and adhere to public health measures — keeping the overall density on campus low and the size of our gatherings small — in order to limit transmission of COVID-19.

Q. Will the Class of 2021 have an opportunity for an in-person graduation in the future?

A. We are planning to provide an opportunity for the Class of 2021 to gather on campus in 2022. As our planning for this progresses, we recognize that providing opportunities for families to celebrate together is important to many in our community. Graduating students should expect to hear from their campus leaders with specific details for their school. 

Q. What about the postponed event for the Class of 2020?

A. We know that members of our Class of 2020 are eager to be together for a celebration on campus and that the trajectory of the pandemic has delayed your return longer than we originally anticipated. As we look ahead, we see promising signs about the overall trajectory of the pandemic and the possibility of a return to our regular activities in the coming months. Our plan is to invite the Class of 2020 to gather together on campus in 2022 to honor and celebrate your class. We will be in communication as soon as possible with further details.

Q. Can you tell me more about the in-person opportunity mentioned in the President’s email?

A. The students will be receiving more information about these opportunities from their schools and programs soon.

Q. If we want to order caps and gowns for our student, how do we do that?

A. Jostens will be hosting a virtual “Grad Salute” for undergraduate and graduate students in the coming weeks. You may also order from our Georgetown/Jostens website

Q. What about class rings or announcements?

A. Jostens will be hosting a virtual “Grad Salute” for undergraduate and graduate students in the coming weeks. You may also order from our Georgetown/Jostens website