GW Law Commencement

Commencement Tickets

Commencement Packet Pickup

Commencement packets including 4 dean’s reception tickets, 5 law school diploma ceremony tickets, and graduation announcements will be distributed to graduates according to the following schedule:

Early Distribution in the Career Development Office
March 18 through March 22

General Distribution in the Records Office:
March 25 through March 29

Please note: Tickets are no longer needed for the University Commencement Ceremony. If you plan to attend the ceremony on the Mall, the University asks that you register your guests online. You may register up to six guests. Registration will be available at commencement.gwu.edu on March 18. For questions, email [email protected].


Dean's Reception
There will be a dean's reception for all graduates, families, and friends on Saturday, May 18, from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560. Business dress requested. Four (4) tickets will be allocated per graduate. There will be no additional tickets. 


Diploma Ceremony Tickets

Each graduate will receive five (5) tickets to the Law School diploma ceremony in their Commencement Packet. All guests, including children over two years of age, are required to have tickets. Children under two do not need a ticket. 


University Commencement

The University made changes to ticketing for the Commencement on the National Mall. 

Tickets are no longer required. If you plan to attend the ceremony on the Mall, the University asks that you register your guests online. You may register up to six guests. 

Registration will be available at commencement.gwu.edu on March 18. For questions, email [email protected].


Additional Ticket Information

Please make additional ticket requests for the Law School Diploma Ceremony by emailing Earsline Miller at [email protected]There will be no additional tickets for the Dean’s Reception.