Covid-19 Update

Due to recent guidance from the CDC, school Commencement ceremonies and Commencement on the National Mall have been canceled. We are working diligently to determine how we can, appropriately and safely, celebrate our graduates within the constraints of the current circumstances. 

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 16 through March 20

General Distribution in the Records Office:
March 23 through March 27

Continued Distribution in the Dean's Office (E200)
March 30 and later

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 is available at commencement.gwu.eduFor questions, email [email protected].

Dean's Reception

There will be a dean's reception for all graduates, families, and friends on Saturday, May 16 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture. Business dress requested. Four (4) tickets will be allocated per graduate. There will be no additional tickets. Use of public transportation is strongly encouraged.

Parking Information

Law School 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 to either the University Graduation Ceremony or the Law School Diploma Ceremony.

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 on March 11. For questions, email [email protected].

Additional Ticket Information

Please make additional ticket requests online for the Law School Diploma Ceremony by filling out the Google Form found below.

Additional Ticket Request Form

The University will be sending a separate email detailing the process to request additional tickets for the University Commencement Ceremony.

There will be no additional tickets for the Dean’s Reception.