Masters & Doctoral Procession

Arrival & Attire Information

All students must wear cap and gown for the School of Business Celebration and during Commencement. Visit the GW Commencement site for ordering information. 

NONE will be available on the day of, you must order ahead.

All Masters Graduates should arrive at Funger Hall (2201 G Street, NW) during the designated arrival time: 1:45 pm. 

Do not bring personal belongings as there will be no secure place to keep them and you will be walking. PhD graduates will go directly to the VIP entrance of the Smith Center for line up.

All family and guests of graduates must proceed directly to the Smith Center and be seated by 2:45 pm in the Charles E. Smith Center. Overflow viewing space for the ceremony will be available in the 1st and 2nd floor classrooms of Duquès Hall (151, 152, 254, 255, and 258), entrance on 22nd Street.

Upon arrival in Funger Hall, 1st Floor, students should line-up behind the appropriate degree sign. The GWSB Commencement Team will be available to direct you to the appropriate area. The school commencement ceremony will last approximately two hours.

DO NOT BE LATE. The procession will begin on time!

Graduates are strongly encouraged to specify, before the ceremony, the exact location where they will meet their guests at the conclusion of the Ceremony.