Commencement Information

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Elliott School Graduation Celebration

The 2019 Elliott School Graduation Celebration will be held in the Charles E. Smith Center at 11:30 AM, Friday, May 17, 2019. 


Schedule of Events

For Friday, May 17:

  • 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)

Watch Online

Unable to attend the ceremony? You can watch our Elliott School commencement online here.

GW Commencement on the National Mall

GW Commencement will be held on the National Mall at 9:30 AM on Sunday, May 19, 2019.


Additional Information

 

Tickets are required for guests to attend the Elliott School Graduation Celebration at the Smith Center. Graduates may pick up their 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 17, 2019 Elliott School Celebration.

Tickets are not required to attend Commencement on the National Mall. If you plan to attend the ceremony on the Mall, the University asks that you register your guests online. 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 2, 2019
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 2):

 

Location

Date

Time

Undergraduate Students

Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising, Suite 302 Monday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 14 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Graduate Students

Office of Graduate Student Services, Suite 603

Monday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 14 Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

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 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Please submit only one request. If multiple requests are submitted, only your most recent request will be considered.

Extra tickets are not guaranteed. If extra tickets are available, then students who have requested extra tickets will be notified via email on May 15. Extra ticket pick-up will take place on May 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 5:30 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. Students are required to be present with GWorld Card in order for guests to receive tickets.

Not On Campus?

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.

Students are required to wear academic dress (regalia) to participate in commencement ceremonies.

Please see the Commencement website for ordering/purchasing regalia. A very small number of gently-used regalia will be available for purchase through the Graduate Student Services (GSS) office.  Note: the Elliott School does not provide cords for commencement.

For further information about regalia including purchase costs, please visit the Commencement website, GW Campus Store website, or call the GW Campus Store at 202-994-6870.