Commencement Information

The Elliott School Graduation Celebration will be held in the Charles E. Smith Center at 11:30 AM, Friday, May 18, 2018. The 2018 Elliott School Graduation Celebration Speaker will be David Miliband

Timeline for Friday, May 18:

  • 10:30 AM - Graduates report to Funger Hall (2201 G Street NW)
  • 10:30 AM - Smith Center doors open to guests (600 22nd Street NW)
  • 11:30 AM - Ceremony begins
  • 1:45 PM - Ceremony concludes (approximate)

Ticketing Information

Tickets are required for guests to attend the Elliott School Graduation Celebration and University Commencement on the National Mall. Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Elliott School graduates may pick up their Commencement and School celebration tickets from the Elliott School on the dates listed in the chart below.

Each graduating student who has indicated an intent to participate in commencement ceremonies on his or her graduation application is eligible to receive up to 5 tickets for the Friday, May 18, 2018 Elliott School Celebration and 6 tickets for the Sunday, May 20, 2018 Commencement on the National Mall. Graduating students are not required to have a ticket.

Undergraduate Students: Please complete the mandatory online graduation survey before claiming tickets. You will receive an email confirmation after completing the survey. To claim tickets, you will need to present the email confirmation and a valid GWorld card.

Graduate Students: Please complete the mandatory online graduation survey AND the Graduate Student Career Development survey before claiming tickets. You will receive an email confirmation after completing the graduation survey, but not the Career Development survey. To claim tickets, you will need to present the graduation survey email confirmation and a valid GWorld card. We will have a list of students who have completed the Career Development survey, though if you complete it the same day, please provide a screenshot of the final screen.

Express Ticket Pick-Up

Date: Thursday, May 3

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: 1957 E Street, NW 3rd Floor Lounges (outside 301 and 302)

 

Alternative Pick-up times (if you are unable to attend Express Ticket Pick-up on May 4):

  Location Date Time
Undergraduate Students Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising, Suite 302 Friday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 15

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Graduate Students Office of Graduate Student Services Suite 603 Friday, May 4 - Tuesday, May 15

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Extra Tickets for the Elliott School Celebration  

Students who wish to request additional tickets must submit a request online. The extra ticket request form will be available online through May 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM. Please submit only one request. If multiple requests are submitted, then only your first request will be considered. No exceptions will be made.

Extra tickets are not guaranteed. If extra tickets are available, then students who have requested extra tickets will be notified via email on May 16, 2018. Extra ticket pick-up will take place on May 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Undergraduate students can pick up tickets in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising, and graduate students in the Office of Graduate Student Services.

Any unclaimed tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis on the morning of the Elliott School Celebration outside of Funger Hall.

If you are unable to come to campus to claim your tickets during the times listed above:
You may assign a proxy to claim your tickets by submitting a Proxy Ticket Pickup Request Form. The form will ask for:

  • your full name,
  • your GWid,
  • your proxy's name,
  • whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, and
  • the number of tickets you are claiming

Your proxy must bring a valid photo-id to claim your tickets.


University Commencement on the National Mall

GW Commencement will be held on the National Mall, Washington Monument Grounds, between the Washington Monument and Constitution Avenue NW, at 9:30 AM on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

For information regarding the Commencement Fair, ordering regalia, and the schedule and instructions for Commencement, please visit GW's Commencement website