GW School of Business Celebration Information

School of Business Commencement Week Schedule

The full 2016 Commencement schedule is now available! Click below for more information.

(Click here to download a PDF version) 


GWSB Undergraduate Celebration

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • 11:45 am – Student lineup
    Funger Hall Lobby
    2201 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20052
    (Directions)
  • 1:00 pm – Celebration Ceremony
    Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd St. NW • Washington, DC 20052
    (Directions)
  • Following the Ceremony – Graduate/Family Reception
    (Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall)


GWSB Masters & Doctoral Celebration

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • 2:15 pm – Student lineup
    Funger Hall Lobby
    2201 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20052
    (Directions)
  • 3:30 pm – Celebration Ceremony
    Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street, NW • Washington, DC 20052
    (Directions)
  • Following the Ceremony – Graduate/Family Reception
    (Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall)

GWSB Commencement GALA (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

  • 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
    Capital Hilton
    1001 16th St NW • Washington, DC 20036
    (Directions)

Please note, this event requires an invitation & RSVP.
Graduates are allowed ONE guest only. We are unable to make exceptions to this policy.


Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (Invitation Only)

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  • 5:00 pm – Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
    Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd St. NW • Washington, DC 20052
    (Directions)
  • Reception to Follow
    Duques Hall, Oglethorpe Great Hall

Please note, this event requires an invitation.


GWSB Awards Ceremony (Invitation Only)

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

  • 6:00 pm – Reception
    Marvin Center Great Hall
    800 21st Street, NW
    (Directions)
  • 7:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
    Marvin Center Betts Theatre
    800 21st Street, NW
    (Directions)

Please note, this event requires an invitation & RSVP.


University Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2016 

  • 9:00 am – All Graduates Line-Up for Procession
  • 9:30 am – Procession begins
  • 10:00 am – George Washington University Commencement, The National Mall

You may also visit commencement.gwu.edu for more information.