The Chancellor’s Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Athletic Complex, Danforth Campus
10:00 a.m.

Invitations will be emailed to all summer graduates and fall degree candidates. Family and guests are welcome. Please review the Planning Guide for Fall Graduates.

All graduates, guests, staff, and vendors will be required to complete the Washington University in St. Louis self-screening process before visiting campus. Visitors – https://visitorscreening.wustl.edu/  students, faculty, staff – http://screening.wustl.edu/.

For the university’s ongoing COVID-19 response and frequently asked questions, visit the WashU Together website.

Calendar of events

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00 a.m.Chancellor’s Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates
1:00 p.m. Brown School
1:30 p.m. Olin Business School

Online streaming and closed captioning

The December Recognition Ceremony will also be streamed online and accessible via the Commencement  homepage and will include live captions.


For guests needing wheelchairs, a limited number are available by reservation before November 29, 2021.


Parking is available in the Snow Way parking garage and the Danforth University Center (DUC) underground parking garage. A drop off zone will be available on the surface lot east of the Athletic Complex. This lot will also be reserved for those needing accessible parking. See Google Map.

Celebrating our graduates

Commencement gifts

Place your order today for a graduation bouquet. Flowers will be available for pickup on the morning of the ceremony. We encourage family and friends to take advantage of their online pre-order service. Commencement Flowers will have a contact-free customer experience for the guests who are picking up their pre-purchased and reserved product. Limited product will be available without pre-orders.

Don’t forget to order graduation announcements!

Photography and video

Please note that individual pictures of each student will be taken as they cross the stage and again after they exit the stage. Images will be available for purchase from Grad Images. Graduates may pre-register for photos and save 20% off their order.

University photos and video of the December Recognition Ceremony will be posted on Widen and YouTube.