The Chancellor’s Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The 161st Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Details about the celebration will be confirmed as we continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. Please check this website periodically for all event updates. For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.

Individual School Recognition Ceremonies

Each school is hosts their own individual recognition ceremonies. Links to those ceremonies are here.

Commencement Speakers

Class of 2020 Speaker

2020 Speaker

University Commencement Speaker Archives

Recent Communications

Commencement Virtual Graduate Confirmation

Graduates who indicated that they are participating in their commencement ceremony virtually received the following email communication today. Good afternoon, virtual graduates: You are receiving this email because you have indicated that you will be participating in your Commencement ceremony virtually. You will be able to join us virtually on Francis Olympic Field. We have […]

Update regarding updated CDC guidance

Dear Members of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and families, As you certainly are aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued updated guidance related to public health and COVID-19, including that people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine no longer need to wear masks or physically distance in most situations. Earlier today, leaders in […]

Commencement Graduate Confirmation

Graduates, please check your email for your specific ceremony date, time, and parking information. RegaliaRegalia will be available for pickup starting on Monday, May 17 through Wednesday, May 19 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Mudd Field study tent on the Danforth Campus. Graduates also may pickup regalia on the day of their […]


Please visit our FAQ page for the May ceremonies, which covers a variety of commonly asked questions.