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Commencement



Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need an invitation letter for family members who need visas to attend commencement?

Answer
The Registrar’s Office needs a written request from the student for invitation letters.
The letter should include the reason for request, name(s) and relation(s) to visitors with signature from student.  Turnaround time is normally 3-5 business days. You can email a request to the Registrar's Office, fax to (703) 516-4505, or drop it off in person.

What time is commencement ceremony for undergraduates?

Answer
Students should be at DAR Constitution Hall at 9am to start to line up. They will be walked in by a faculty member from their school promptly at 10am. The ceremony will last about two hours.

What time is commencement ceremony for graduates?

Answer
Students should be at DAR Constitution Hall at 1pm to start to line up. They will be walked in by a faculty member from their school promptly at 2pm.  The ceremony will last about two hours.

What faculty member will be preceding students into ceremony?

Answer
Check with the school of your major or the Registrars Office closer to commencement.

How many tickets are issued to students, how do I get tickets?

Answer
Each student will receive six tickets for the Commencement Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall. Every guest needs a ticket to enter. (Infants and small toddlers who will sit on laps do not need a ticket.) The graduating student does not need a ticket.
For more information click here.

Tickets for the Graduate Ceremony will be mailed.  If you have questions regarding Graduate tickets, please contact Academic Affairs at (703) 284-1550.
 
Tickets for the Undergraduate Ceremony must be picked up in the Office of Student Affairs, Gerard Hall Room 1028. For questions regarding tickets for the undergraduate ceremony please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (703) 284-1615.
 

Where do students get their cap and gown?

Answer
Students will order their cap and gown through the bookstore. Students can also order graduation invitations, diploma frames, and class rings.  You can contact the bookstore for additional information at (703) 284-1614.

Where do parents enter?

Answer
Parents should enter in the front of DAR Constitution Hall with tickets in hand for security at the door. Visitors are only allowed to enter through the front unless disability assistance is required.

What side of the street will my school be on?

Answer
Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
C Street - School of Health Professions and School of Arts & Sciences C Street - School of Health Professions and School of Business
D Street - School of Education and School of Business D Street - School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education

Which School walks in first?

Answer
Undergraduates Graduates
School of Health Professions 1st School of Health Professions 1st
School of Arts & Sciences 2nd School of Business 2nd
School of Education 3rd School of Arts & Sciences 3rd
School of Business 4th School of Education 4th

Seating Chart-Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies below:
Spring-2016-Undergraduate-Commencement-Constitution-Hall-Seating-Chart
Spring-2016-Graduate-Commencement-Constitution-Hall-Seating-Chart_


 

Important Dates:

Tuesday, March 15th and
Wednesday, March 16th

Graduation Fair
Bookstore/Lee Center Atrium
10:00 am - 6:30pm

Saturday, May 14

Baccalaureate Mass
4:00 p.m.
Verizon Gym

Recognition Day Awards Ceremony
5:30 pm
Verizon Gym

President's Reception immediately following in Gerard Dining Hall

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Commencement Ceremonies
Undergraduate Ceremony - 10:00am
(graduates arrive by 9:00am)

Graduate Ceremony - 2:00pm
(graduates Arrive by 1:00pm)

DAR Constitution Hall
1776 D Street NW Washington, DC
Map/Get directions
 
Contact:
Academic Affairs 703-284-1550
Alumni Relations 703-284-1541
Bookstore 703-284-1614
Registrar 703-284-1520
Student Access Services 703-284-6925

Student Affairs 703-284-1615