School of Medicine Commencement

Join Us in Celebrating the Class of 2023

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 21, 2023; 11:00 am ET

DAR Constitution Hall
1776 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

A large group of medical students in white coats stand on the steps of Healy Hall
How far they’ve come: Following their White Coat Ceremony on August 2, 2019, the School of Medicine Class of 2023 stood together in front of Healy Hall.

Public Health Guidelines

Guests: Visitors to University-owned, operated or leased buildings need to comply with the University’s visitor vaccination requirement and process.

Masks: Optional on campus, with limited exceptions (e.g., riding a GUTS bus). Masks are recommended in indoor settings in the context of high community transmission. 

Current University public health guidelines and recommendations available any time on the Public Health & Operations page.

Class of 2023 Commencement Overview

Thursday, May 18

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

  • Cap and Gown Pick-Up from the GU Bookstore in Leavey
  • Ticket and Honor Cord Distribution at Student Affairs
  • Class Photo on the Stairs near Leo’s and volleyball

Friday, May 19

5:15 p.m.: Warwick Evans Senior Awards Ceremony in Gaston Hall, located on the 3rd floor of the Healy Hall building

Saturday, May 20

11 a.m.: Baccalaureate Mass, location TBD

1 p.m.: Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremony

Sunday, May 21

11:00 a.m.: Medical School Graduation Ceremony at DAR Constitution Hall, located at 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Cap & Gown Rental

Rental: Orders must be placed by March 31, 2023.

Cap and Gown Return: Your rental items must be returned to the GU bookstore after the ceremony, the week of May 22, to avoid being charged the full purchase price, totaling around $700 for all three items: gown, tam and hood. The tassel is a souvenir and is yours to keep.

Contact Information

If you have questions related to commencement events, please contact:

The Office of Student Affairs
Phone: (202) 687-3116

Previous Commencement Recordings & Photos