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