Students in the Class of 2018, having won prestigious scholarships, conducted groundbreaking research, studied abroad and participated in public service activities during their time at Georgetown, are ready to make their impact on the world. Read more about members of the Class of 2018.
Ursula Burns, the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, shares her story of perseverance with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business graduates and asks them to emerge from the sidelines and actively engage in change so that future generations do not face the same obstacles she encountered.
Luci Baines Johnson, businesswoman and second daughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, tells graduates of the School of Nursing & Health Studies to dream, serve, and live a “purpose-driven life.”
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who will retire from Georgetown Law faculty after 36 years, and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit receive honorary degrees from as more than 1,000 graduates receive their J.D.s ans LL.M.s from the Law Center.
Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) and former MIT President Susan Hockfield (G’79) are among those scheduled to speak at the university’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies May 17-20. Read more about the 2018 Commencement speakers.