DC Metro 2018 Commencement: Saturday July 28th, 2018

Congratulations Graduates! 

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE

Any student who has completed the coursework for and received approval from the appropriate Faculty Chair for graduation from an Associate, Bachelor's or Master's degree program. Students must have also submitted a Petition to Graduate via their Student Portal. Here is where you can access the steps to do so. Should you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to the IT Helpdesk at: 1877-784-1997.

ONLINE students, it is especially important for you to reach out to the Commencement Coordinator at:  Washdcevents@devry.edu with any additional questions and to confirm participation - as it is difficult to track your participation, especially if you have not completed a graduation application. Local students, please feel free to utilize this inbox as well if you have any questions or concerns.

Students who would qualify would have completed coursework between the July 2017 and May 2018 Sessions. *Please note that we do NOT recognize those who have earned Graduate Level (KELLER) Certificates at the ceremony. If you have questions about the Petition to Graduate, please contact your Academics Department.

In addition, students are to make appointments with their Student Support Advisor and Career Services to complete their Graduation Checklist and to discuss exit counseling and other details in relation to their finance accounts.

 LOCATION:

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - LISNER AUDITORIUM

730 21st Street NW

Washington, DC 20052

CEREMONY START TIME: 11:00 AM | CEREMONY END TIME: 1:00 PM

AUDITORIUM DOORS OPEN TO GUESTS AT 10:00 AM 

Candidates for graduation must arrive by 9:30 AM in order to check-in *

 

Please visit the Registration Page Below to confirm attendance & retrieve your tickets:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Deadline to Register: July 9th, 2018


DIRECTIONS VIA METRO:

The closest Metro stop to GW's lisner Auditorium is the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station on the Orange, Blue & Silver lines. There is only ONE exit out of the station. 

  • The escalators will bring you to the intersection of 23rd & I Streets.
  • The auditorium is located three blocks from the station.
  • Walk straight along I Street for two blocks to 21st Street.
  • Turn right and walk one block to H Street

 

DIRECTIONS BY CAR:

Direct link for step by step instructions via GoogleMap

 

PARKING:

Parking is available at several garages near Lisner Auditorium. VIEW PARKING GARAGE OPTIONS HERE > link

There will not be any discount parking available, so we do encourage you to utilize the Metro.

 

CAPS, GOWNS & REGALIA ORDER INFORMATION

In order to be eligible to walk, you MUST have purchased your cap/gown/tassel & hood (if applicable) by the time of the ceremony.

Cap, gown, tassel and master's hoods are to be ordered through Jostens.  Class rings diploma frames and graduation announcements are also available for purchase via Jostens should you choose. Orders can be placed through the Jostens website or via phone at 1-800-854-7464. Regalia deadline orders: JUNE 21ST, 2018.

DeVry Graduates, click here.  
Keller Graduates, click here.   

HONORS*

Undergraduates (Certificate & Associates Degrees):

3.50 & higher - With Honors

Undergratuates (Bachelor's Degrees):

Cum Laude: 3.50 - 3.69

Magnum Cum Laude: 3.70-3.89

Summa Cum Laude: 3.90-4.00

Masters Degrees:

3.70 & higher - With Distiction

*Graduates with honors will be given a red (Associates) or yellow (Bachelors and Masters) chord to wear during the ceremony. Graduates who currently serve or are former members of the Armed Forces, please indicate as such on your Commencement Registration. You will be given a colored cord to wear at the ceremony.  Thank you for your service.

 

Commencement Attire:

In addition to your caps and gowns - please be aware that you will be required to wear appropriate attire underneath of your gowns. For both men & women - please be sure your are dressed formal. This would include a dress shirt, pants, skirt, jacket and/or tie. We also encourage you to wear comfortable shoes, as you will be on your feet for varied amounts of time as well as going up and down a stage platform.

Commencement Ceremony Photographs:

A professional photographer will be set up during the commencement ceremony to take a picture of each graduate as they receive their diploma from the President of DeVry University.  Photographs can be purchased through the company website, www.gradimages.com


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