03/18/2020 Update: Due to CDC recommendations surrounding the prevention and spread of COVID-19, Georgetown University 2020 Commencement Ceremonies have been postponed.
For the latest information on the full Commencement weekend events, refer to the Georgetown University Commencement website.
Thursday, May 14
- 2:00 PM* – Senior Convocation, McDonough Arena
- 5:00 PM – Multicultural Family Reception, Copley Formal Lounge
- 5:00 PM – Phi Beta Kappa Annual Initiation, Gaston Hall
- 6:00 PM – Phi Beta Kappa Reception, ICC Galleria
- 6:00 PM – Asian Heritage Ceremony, ICC Auditorium
- 7:15 PM – Harambee Ceremony (African-American
Heritage Ceremony), ICC Auditorium
- 8:30 PM – Despedida Ceremony (Latinx Heritage Ceremony), ICC
Friday, May 15
- 7:30 AM – Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Gaston Hall
- 9:00 AM – Army ROTC Pinning Ceremony, Great Room, Healey Family
- 10:00 AM – Social Justice Send-Off Ceremony, ICC Auditorium
- 11:00 AM – Social Justice Send-Off Reception, Arrupe Multipurpose Room
- 3:00 PM – Walsh School of Foreign Service Tropaia (BSFS Undergraduates), Gaston Hall
- 4:00 PM – Walsh School of Foreign Service Dean’s Reception (BSFS Undergraduates), ICC
- 7:45 PM – MSFS Awards Ceremony, Gaston Hall
- 8:45 PM – MSFS Reception, Dahlgren Quadrangle (Rainsite: ICC Galleria)
- 9:00 PM – Senior Ball, Union Station
Saturday, May 16
- 5:00 PM* – Walsh School of Foreign Service Commencement (Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremonies), Healy Lawn (Rain site: McDonough Arena. Two ceremonies to be held at 5:00pm for Undergraduates and 7:30pm for Graduates.)
Diploma distribution will be held immediately following the ceremony. Undergraduates will pickup from the ICC Galleria and Graduates will pickup from the Healey Family Student Center.
Sunday, May 17
- 9:00 AM* – Baccalaureate Mass
- 10:45 AM – Commencement Brunch (No tickets required)
*Academic Processions for all Commencement Ceremonies begin approximately 30 minutes before the posted time. Guests should be seated before the procession begins.
Rain call information will be announced on the Georgetown University weather line at +1 (202) 687-7669.