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Academics Commencement

Commencement

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 the week of April 13th.  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 Development, Gerard Hall Room 1028. For questions regarding tickets for the undergraduate ceremony please contact the Office of Student Development at (703) 284-1615.

Where do students get their cap and gown?

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.
 

What side of the street will my school be on?

Undergraduate Students

C Street - School of Health Professions and School of Business
D Street - Arts & Sciences and School of Education

Graduate Students

C Street - School of Arts & Sciences and School of Business
D Street - School of Education and School of Health Professions
                                                                                              

Which School walks in first?

Undergraduates                                           Graduates

Health Professions 1st                                             School of Business 1st
Business School 2nd                                                Arts & Science 2nd
School of Education 3rd                                         Health Professions 3rd
Arts & Science 4th                                                  School of Education 4th
 

Where do parents enter?

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.
 

Seating Chart - Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies below.

Undergraduate Seating Chart

Graduate Seating Chart

Commencement Shuttle Schedule for Sunday, May 17

The following shuttle schedule will be in place on Sunday, May 17:

Marymount University shuttles will leave from the Main House at 7:30 a.m. to transport Marymount Commencement workers to DAR Constitution Hall.

Shuttles will begin transporting faculty, staff, students and guests from Main Campus to DAR Constitution Hall at 7:45a.m. Pick up will be in front of the Main House.

Shuttles will provide transportation from the Colonial Garage on 18th Street NW and Foggy Bottom Metro to DAR Constitution Hall.

Shuttle services will continue until 5:00 p.m. or whenever commencement services have concluded.

 

Important Dates:

Monday, May 11
Mass
7:30am
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Mass
12:00pm
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Tuesday, May 12
Mass
7:30am
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel
Special blessing to all seniors present.
Luncheon will follow. Please R.S.V.P. to ebecker@marymount.edu by Thursday, May 6.

Senior Beach Day
Free
Join your classmates for a fun-filled day trip to Ocean City.
Ocean City, MD
Leave Marymount at 9:00am
Leave Ocean City at 6:00pm
Sign up in the Office of Campus Programs and Leadership Development (CPLD) located on the second floor of the Lodge by noon on May 11th.

Wednesday, May 13
Mass
7:30am and 12:00pm
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Faculty and Graduates Happy Hour Reception
Main House
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Senior BBQ
Free

Enjoy a stress-free evening of good food, good times, karaoke, dancing and prizes. 6:00-8:00pm
Ireton Lawn

Thursday, May 14
Mass
7:30am
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Mass
12:00pm
4040 Chapel

The Gold Affair
$20 per person
Tickets are advance purchase only and will not be sold at the door. Tickets may be purchased through the Office of Alumni Relations' website: alumni@marymount.edu.

This event is a senior week tradition. Join us for this exclusive semi-formal send-off for the Class of 2015.
9:00-11:00pm
The Clarendon Ballroom
A Gold Affair
Friday, May 15
Mass

7:30am and 12:00pm
Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Recognition Day
Baccalaureate Mass
Rose Bente Lee Center, Verizon Sports Arena 4:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Rose Bente Lee Center, Verizon Sports Arena 5:30pm

President's Reception
Following the Awards Ceremony, Gerard Phelan Dining Hall

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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
 
Please direct disability access or other accommodations requests (e.g., sign language interpretation) to Student Access Services at 703-284-5761.