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The GW School of Business
2024 Commencement Celebrations


Frequently Asked Questions


If I am finishing my degree in the summer, can I participate in commencement?

Yes. Simply apply for summer graduation in GWeb by April 1, after you register for summer courses, to ensure you are included in the commencement program.

If I am a Fall 2023 graduate, can I participate in commencement?

Yes. All Fall 2023 graduates are eligible to participate and will be included in communications.

What if I miss the March 15 (or April 1 for summer) application deadlines in GWeb?

You can still apply for graduation in GWeb, but inclusion in the celebration program cannot be guaranteed due to publishing deadlines.

What if I didn’t receive a confirmation after applying to graduate?

You can check DegreeMAP to confirm that the application is on file. If an application is on file for you, then you will see the words "Sought-Applied to Graduate" or "Applied Late Degree Clearance" in the "Graduation Application" field on your DegreeMAP audit. This is located near the top, in the same section as your name, GWID, major, etc.

Does the GW School of Business provide graduation cords, medals or stoles?

GWSB does not provide cords or stoles for Latin Honors. If you are involved in a group that you know or think might provide cords or stoles for graduation, we encourage you to contact that organization in advance. Undergraduate students will receive a medal at their school celebration on Thursday, May 18.

What are School Celebrations?

All GW schools and colleges will host a celebratory experience for their graduating students. Graduating students will receive individual recognition, including having their names announced, walking across the stage, and having an individual photo taken, during these celebrations, and they will hear from school leaders and other prestigious speakers.

What is the Commencement on the National Mall?

University Commencement brings together students from all GW schools for the conferral of their degrees. The ceremony takes place on the National Mall and is open to all 2024 graduates from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to come and celebrate their achievements. This event includes remarks from GW leadership and other speakers.

Can I purchase GWSB-branded commencement keepsakes?

Yes. Please visit www.GWSBshop.com.

Please also refer to the University Commencement website for additional Frequently Asked Questions and answers.




GW is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please see the information regarding Smith Center and National Mall accessibility on the University Commencement website.





Contact us at [email protected] to connect with the GW Business Commencement Committee.




Hail Alma Mater
To thy spirit guiding,
Knowledge thy closest friend
In its strength abiding,
Pledge we fidelity
Ne'er its place resigning,
Hail thee George Washington!




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