2022 FAQ

Q. Do my family and friends need tickets for the commencement ceremony?
A. All commencement ceremonies, the Senior Convocation, and the Baccalaureate Mass are being planned as outdoor events. Outdoor ceremonies will not require tickets. 
In the event of severe weather, the rain site will be McDonough Gymnasium. Specific numbers of rain tickets, and the process for claiming them, will be communicated by each school and will be provided on each school’s commencement website.

Q. What if I need to request an accommodation?
A. Accommodation requests should be submitted through your student’s dean’s office.

Q. Will the Commencement ceremonies be livestreamed?
A. Yes, the ceremony will be broadcast live on the University Facebook page.

Q. What are the public health guidelines for Commencement events?
A. To protect the health and safety of the Georgetown University community and our guests, all attendees at indoor Commencement events are expected to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccination or have a medical or religious exemption, though guests will not need to show proof of vaccination or exemption during Commencement Weekend. If you are unvaccinated, please take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor Commencement event and stay home if you receive a positive test result.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of your vaccination status, please stay home and do not attend Commencement events in person.

Many Commencement events will be livestreamed. Information on where to tune in will be shared on Georgetown’s website and social media channels prior to these events.

Georgetown University has reinstated an indoor mask requirement on the Main and Medical Center campuses. We will continue to monitor public health conditions on our campuses, as well as COVID-19 community levels in DC and nationally, which will inform any updates to Georgetown’s public health guidelines.

Q. How do I obtain my academic regalia (i.e., robes, hoods, caps/tassels)?
A. Academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony and can be purchased in person or online from the University bookstore. Students must have a gown, hood, and cap/tassel or tam/tassel for the ceremony. Stoles and keepsake tassels are available for purchase but are not required. 

If undergraduates have their robe from their New Student Convocation, they only have to purchase their cap/tassel and hood; otherwise, they should purchase the complete regalia package.

For graduate and professional students, please refer to your school’s website for information on how to obtain your academic regalia. 

Graduate School regalia
Law Center regalia
SCS regalia
Medical School regalia