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 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Commencement Speaker: Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA

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.

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

10:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate Mass, Dahlgren Chapel

1:00 p.m.: Armed Forces Commissioning Ceremony, Research Building Auditorium

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