Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremonies

We look forward to celebrating our graduating students at our Arts & Sciences recognition ceremonies in May. 

The Hooding and Recognition Ceremony forArts & Sciences graduate students will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 3 p.m. in Graham Chapel. 

The Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology and Biomedical Science (DBBS) will have a separate Hooding and Recognition ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the 560 Music Center. All graduating DBBS students should attend the DBBS Hooding ceremony, graduate students from all other A&S departments and programs should register and attend the hooding ceremony in Graham Chapel. 

The College of Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony for undergraduate students will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 8:30 am on Francis Olympic Field. This is the ceremony where undergraduate Arts & Sciences students will be individually recognized and cross the stage. 

Please note, WashU has implemented several policy changes for the safety of our community during the 2024 recognition and commencement ceremonies. All students, families and guests attending an Arts & Sciences or university ceremony should review the updated policies

On Monday, May 13, the University will host the all-university Commencement Ceremony, where undergraduate and graduate students are recognized by school. If you have questions about the all-university Commencement ceremonies, please review the Commencement Office FAQ, or reach out to the Commencement Office directly at

Commencement Office

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