Commencement

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Student speaking at commencement, Seal with The George Washington University project behind her

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2020 Virtual School Celebration

Congratulations 2020 Graduates! We invite you to celebrate with your families and friends by joining us on May 16 as we unveil our Virtual Commencement website.

All 2020 graduates are also invited to attend the University-wide 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration on Sunday, May 17, 11 a.m. and the May 2021 Bicentennial Commencement on the National Mall.

2020 Virtual School Celebration Website

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Students who have applied to graduate should keep checking their email for important Commencement information. Information is also being posted on the 2020 Virtual School Celebration website, so make sure to check it out.

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Check DegreeMap to ensure that all degree requirements have been/will be completed at the end of your final semester. Degree conferral cannot occur until the requirements bar in DegreeMap indicates 100% completion. 

You are required to be registered in the semester in which your degree will be conferred. You can verify that your degree has been conferred via your unofficial transcript on GWeb.

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Please contact the CPS Office for Student Engagement at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding Commencement.

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2019 Commencement

2019 Commencement Video

  • Welcome from the Dean (Video: 12:21)
  • Dr. Weiner, Distinguished Speaker (16:50)
  • Presentation of Awards (19:16-45:25)
  • Edward C. Garcia, Student Speaker, Legislative Affairs/GSPM (45:26)
  • Presentation of Graduates (54:12)
  • Charge to the Graduates (1:39:07)

 

 

Hail to the 2019 Graduates 

Excitement filled the air as the graduates were formally recognized for their hard work and dedication. Ceremony included: inspirational speakers, special award presentations, and a special charge to the graduates. 

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2019 Commencement Program

Download the 2019 Graduation Celebration program, which includes the full program, information about the speakers, awards/awardees, and a full listing of graduates by program.

Download Program (PDF)