Commencement Day: What to Do

Students must arrive at Georgetown’s Main Campus (3700 O St. NW, Washington, D.C.) 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. There is no room for guests in the assembly rooms.

In the event of severe weather, students must report to the McDonough Arena tent by 1:15 p.m. for robing and assembly.

To learn more about what to expect on Commencement day, please watch this informational video.


Commencement Ceremony Instructions—Thursday, may 16

Robing & Assembly: 1:15 p.m. in White-Gravenor Hall (WGR) or the Intercultural Center (ICC) as indicated below.
Procession: 2:30 p.m. Guests should be seated by this time. 
Ceremony Time: 3:00 p.m., Healy Lawn
Reception: 5:00 p.m. in the reception site indicated in the table below.

    • Report to your program line-up room, as indicated in the chart below.
    • Bring your cap, gown, hood, and tassel ONLY – there is no storage for additional items on Commencement day. Items left in the rooms will be brought to Lost & Found.
    • SCS staff will guide you as you process from your line-up room to Healy Lawn.
    • If you have additional questions, be sure to check these FAQs.
Severe Weather Ceremony Instructions—thursday, may 16

Robing & Assembly: 1:15 p.m. in the white tent outside McDonough Arena
Procession: 2:30 p.m. Guests should be seated by this time. 
Ceremony Time: 3:00 p.m., Healy Lawn
Reception: 5:00 p.m. in the reception site indicated in the table below.

    • Check scs.georgetown.edu or call (202) 687-7669 to see if the ceremony has been moved inside.
    • Proceed directly to the check-in tables to receive your seat assignment. Please stay in your seat until asked to stand for the procession.
    • Graduates will not enter the Arena with their guests, and guests will not be allowed to enter without a ticket.
    • If the ceremony moves inside, graduates will be offered two guest tickets. Guests must print Marching Order severe weather tickets or display them on a mobile device in order to enter the Arena. Ticketed guests should look for directions on-site.
      • Please note: Depending on capacity, we may be able to offer additional ticket(s); if so, please keep an eye out for an announcement on Tuesday, May 7.

Staging Rooms & Reception Sites

Please find your program below to determine where you should report for staging before the ceremony, and your reception after the ceremony. You may also review the ceremony instructions PDF guide.

Degree Program

Line-Up Room (10:30 a.m.)

Reception (2 p.m.)

Applied Intelligence

(Last Names A-L)

WGR 206

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Lower Level

Applied Intelligence

(Last Names M-Z)

WGR 208

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Lower Level

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

WGR 209

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Cybersecurity Risk Management

WGR 211

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Lower Level

Design Management & Communications

WGR 204

Healey Family Student Center

Emergency & Disaster Management

WGR 213

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Lower Level

Global Hospitality Leadership

ICC 108

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Graduate Liberal Studies

ICC 102

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Higher Education Administration

WGR 409

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Human Resources Management

ICC 108

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Integrated Marketing Communications

WGR 405

Healey Family Student Center

Journalism

ICC 116

Healey Family Student Center

Project Management

WGR 202

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

(Last Names A-L)

ICC 105

Healey Family Student Center

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

(Last Names M-Z)

ICC 106

Healey Family Student Center

Real Estate

ICC 115

Healey Family Student Center

Sports Industry Management (Last Names A-L)

ICC 101

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Sports Industry Management (Last Names M-Z)

ICC 103

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Supply Chain Management

WGR 411

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Upper Level

Technology Management/Systems Engineering Management

ICC 107

Leo O’Donovan Hall – Lower Level

Urban & Regional Planning

WGR 407

Healey Family Student Center

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