Checklist for 2021 Commencement

⎕ Check your eligibility

It’s always a good idea to check in with your program advisor regarding your eligibility to participate in the commencement ceremony. If you have already graduated (Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 semesters) or will complete your degree requirements and graduate at the conclusion of the Spring  2021 semester, you are eligible to participate.

Apply to graduate

The Spring 2021 Application to Graduate will be available via MyAccess until May 3, 2021. Only students who will complete all degree requirements by the end of the spring semester should apply to graduate. Please see “Apply to Graduate” for more information. 

SCS Virtual Recognition Ceremony

⎕ Find your ceremony

The SCS Virtual Recognition Ceremony will be posted on the Georgetown SCS Facebook Page. However, given we have over 1,100 graduates at SCS overall, we will provide links to program-specific ceremonies by no later than the morning of Sunday, May 23. Please see the instructions for viewing the correct ceremony for your program on the SCS Virtual Ceremonies page.

Please contact if you have any questions.

In-Person Commencement at Nationals Park


University staff continue to develop the process for ticketing for Commencement with the Nationals organization, so please look for upcoming communications with additional details around ticket registration. Each graduate attending in-person is invited to bring two guests. All guests will be required to follow DC Travel Guidance.

Order your regalia

While we hope it will be possible for you to wear academic regalia to the in-person ceremony at Nationals Park, it is not required to participate. If you still wish to purchase regalia or any other commemorative items, the Georgetown University Bookstore is taking orders for shipment. 


Keep checking your email address for more information about the event as it becomes available.

For questions about your eligibility to graduate or participate in the commencement ceremony, please contact your academic program.

For questions related to commencement ceremony logistics, or to make accommodation requests, email