2022 SEAS Graduation Information

March 31, 2022

Congratulations to all 2022 soon-to-be graduates! The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are proud of your hard work and accomplishments! To make your graduation day go smoothly, here is some information about SEAS and GW events. Please read the following information carefully!

 

Graduation Information for Undergraduates (Please read carefully)

Congratulations to all 2022 soon-to-be graduates! The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are proud of your hard work and accomplishments! To make your graduation day go smoothly, here is some information about SEAS and GW events.

Wednesday, May 11

  • SEAS Senior Toast & Awards Celebration
    (for SEAS graduating seniors ONLY)
    5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom , Univ. Student  Center First Floor800 21st Street, NW, Washington DC 20052

Friday, May 13

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Reception
    (for SEAS graduates, guests, faculty, and staff)
    4:00 pm, Potomac Square2000 Block G Street, NW, Washington DC 20052
  • Student lineup
    (all SEAS graduating students ONLY report for lineup)
    5:45 pm, Funger Hall
    2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Guests proceed to SEAS Celebration
    6:15 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Celebration
    7:00 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
    (Ceremony concludes at approximately 9:00 pm)

Sunday, May 15

  • All Graduates Line-Up at the National Mall
    9:30 am, National Mall
  • Processions step off at the National Mall
    10:00 am, National Mall
  • University Commencement
    10:30 am, National Mall
    For more information visit the university commencement website.

Commencement and School Celebration Ticket Distribution

No paper tickets will be distributed this year. Beginning Tuesday, March 29 graduates must register themselves and their guests online to attend the SEAS Graduation Celebration, Commencement on the National Mall and other related events taking place the week of commencement.

To register, you must have applied to graduate and complete the online mandatory graduation survey. Hearing your thoughts and opinions will help GW know how to improve for future generations. 

During registration you may register as many as 6 guests.  Should you have a desire to bring more than the allowed number of guests to a particular event, please submit a request for assistance. Please be considerate and do not ask for more than you will actually use.  

Regalia (Cap and Gown) Ordering Information

Graduates are required to wear regalia (cap & gown) for all graduation ceremonies.  

Bachelor's regalia can be purchased online until April 14th and you may keep your regalia after graduation. Regalia rentals are not available for bachelor's candidates.

SEAS Celebration

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Celebration will take place at the Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street, NW on Friday, May 13, starting at 7:00 pm. Prior to the SEAS Celebration there will be a reception for graduates, friends and family, and SEAS faculty and staff on campus at Potomac Square (2000 Block G Street, NW)  beginning at 4:00 pm.

We ask that all undergraduate participants (only) go to the 3rd Floor South Atrium in the SEH, overlooking H Street, at 5:30 pm for a group class photo in cap and gown. Immediately after the class photo, all undergraduates will be escorted to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW for check in and line up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

All graduates (all degrees) should report in cap and gown to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW starting at 5:45 pm for check-in and line-up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

Students receiving awards during the Celebration (you will be contacted if you are) should check in and then go directly to the Smith Center side entrance to the platform party's ready room on the Lower Level of the Smith Center.

Be aware that another school will be holding its celebration in the Smith Center immediately before ours, so the Smith Center staff may not be ready to seat our guests right away. Guests are asked to please wait outside the Smith Center until they open the doors rather than go with you to Funger Hall.

Seating in the Smith Center is first-come, first-served, so encourage your guests to arrive early for optimal seating. This is especially important if one of your guests has special needs. Individuals with ADA needs for themselves or their guests should fill out the Commencement Accessibility Accommodation Request form.

The SEAS Celebration is a formal cap & gown event. Please be sure to wear your cap & gown (also called regalia) to the Celebration.

At the SEAS Celebration your name will be called and you will walk across the stage and receive the congratulations from your department chair, as well as the personal congratulations of faculty from your department.  A professional photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as you shake the dean's hand or are hooded. You will provide them with your contact information on the card with your name and they will email you about buying the photo.

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

Celebration Etiquette

Graduates are reminded that graduation is a joyful as well as solemn event. We ask that you express excitement in ways that will not prevent others from hearing the speakers and enjoying the ceremony. Cell phones should be turned to their silent operating modes to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the graduation activities.  All students, out of respect for their fellow graduates, are asked to stay through the end of the ceremony and leave as part of the student recessional.

Please encourage your guests to use Metro if at all possible. If parking on or near campus is your only option, please factor in additional time to locate a parking spot. The availability of campus parking is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Guests may be redirected to seek parking in other public locations further away from the campus. The University parking garages are wheelchair-accessible. Please review the GW Transportation website for additional information.

Invitations for Family Members Overseas

For invitation letters for family who live overseas please contact the GW Office of the Registrar  Letters of Invitation can be used by current students to invite friends and/or family members to the United States. These letters are mostly requested to invite family members to the graduation ceremony or persons to visit while the student is pursuing a degree. Students must be registered for future term or currently enrolled to request a letter of invitation for a visit, or must have applied for graduation to request a letter of invitation for the graduation ceremony.

The request must include the proper spelling of each visitor's name and his or her relationship to the student requesting the letter. You are strongly encouraged to print neatly or type the names for a Letter of Invitation to ensure proper spelling in the final letter.

 

Questions about any of the events in connection with the SEAS Celebration, Hooding, or any of the graduation weekend events should be directed to:

  • [email protected] for undergraduate students,
  • Or call the SEAS Dean’s Office at 202-994-6080.

 

Visit the commencement website for more information.

Please check this webpage for future updates!  Thank you!

 

Graduation Information for Master's Students (Please read carefully)

Congratulations to all 2022 soon-to-be graduates! The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are proud of your hard work and accomplishments! To make your graduation day go smoothly, here is some information about SEAS and GW events.

Thursday, May 12

  • SEAS Graduate Student Graduation Reception
    (for SEAS graduating Master's & Doctoral candidates ONLY)
    5:00 pm, Science & Engineering Hall
    800 22nd Street, NW, Washington DC 20052

Friday, May 13

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Reception
    (for SEAS graduates, guests, faculty, and staff)
    4:00 pm, Potomac Square2000 Block G Street, NW, Washington DC 20052
  • Student lineup
    (all SEAS graduating students ONLY report for lineup)
    5:45 pm, Funger Hall
    2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Guests proceed to SEAS Celebration
    6:15 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Celebration
    7:00 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
    (Ceremony concludes at approximately 9:00 pm)

Sunday, May 15

  • All Graduates Line-Up at the National Mall
    9:30 am, National Mall
  • Processions step off at the National Mall
    10:00 am, National Mall
  • University Commencement
    10:30 am, National Mall
    For more information visit the university commencement website.

Commencement and School Celebration Ticket Distribution

No paper tickets will be distributed this year. Beginning Tuesday, March 29 graduates must register themselves and their guests online to attend the SEAS Graduation Celebration, Commencement on the National Mall and other related events taking place the week of commencement.

To register, you must have applied to graduate and complete the online mandatory graduation survey. Hearing your thoughts and opinions will help GW know how to improve for future generations. 

During registration you may register as many as 6 guests.  Should you have a desire to bring more than the allowed number of guests to a particular event, please submit a request for assistance. Please be considerate and do not ask for more than you will actually use.  

Regalia (Cap and Gown) Ordering Information

Graduates are required to wear regalia (cap & gown) for all graduation ceremonies.  

Bachelor's regalia can be purchased online until April 14th and you may keep your regalia after graduation. Regalia rentals are not available for bachelor's candidates.

SEAS Celebration

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Celebration will take place at the Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street, NW on Friday, May 13, starting at 7:00 pm. Prior to the SEAS Celebration there will be a reception for graduates, friends and family, and SEAS faculty and staff on campus at Potomac Square (2000 Block G Street, NW)  beginning at 4:00 pm.

We ask that all undergraduate participants (only) go to the 3rd Floor South Atrium in the SEH, overlooking H Street, at 5:30 pm for a group class photo in cap and gown. Immediately after the class photo, all undergraduates will be escorted to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW for check in and line up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

All graduates (all degrees) should report in cap and gown to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW starting at 5:45 pm for check-in and line-up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

Students receiving awards during the Celebration (you will be contacted if you are) should check in and then go directly to the Smith Center side entrance to the platform party's ready room on the Lower Level of the Smith Center.

Be aware that another school will be holding its celebration in the Smith Center immediately before ours, so the Smith Center staff may not be ready to seat our guests right away. Guests are asked to please wait outside the Smith Center until they open the doors rather than go with you to Funger Hall.

Seating in the Smith Center is first-come, first-served, so encourage your guests to arrive early for optimal seating. This is especially important if one of your guests has special needs. Individuals with ADA needs for themselves or their guests should fill out the Commencement Accessibility Accommodation Request form.

The SEAS Celebration is a formal cap & gown event. Please be sure to wear your cap & gown (also called regalia) to the Celebration.

At the SEAS Celebration your name will be called and you will walk across the stage and receive the congratulations from your department chair, as well as the personal congratulations of faculty from your department.  A professional photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as you shake the dean's hand or are hooded. You will provide them with your contact information on the card with your name and they will email you about buying the photo.

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

Celebration Etiquette

Graduates are reminded that graduation is a joyful as well as solemn event. We ask that you express excitement in ways that will not prevent others from hearing the speakers and enjoying the ceremony. Cell phones should be turned to their silent operating modes to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the graduation activities.  All students, out of respect for their fellow graduates, are asked to stay through the end of the ceremony and leave as part of the student recessional.

Please encourage your guests to use Metro if at all possible. If parking on or near campus is your only option, please factor in additional time to locate a parking spot. The availability of campus parking is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Guests may be redirected to seek parking in other public locations further away from the campus. The University parking garages are wheelchair-accessible. Please review the GW Transportation website for additional information.

Invitations for Family Members Overseas

For invitation letters for family who live overseas please contact the GW Office of the Registrar  Letters of Invitation can be used by current students to invite friends and/or family members to the United States. These letters are mostly requested to invite family members to the graduation ceremony or persons to visit while the student is pursuing a degree. Students must be registered for future term or currently enrolled to request a letter of invitation for a visit, or must have applied for graduation to request a letter of invitation for the graduation ceremony.

The request must include the proper spelling of each visitor's name and his or her relationship to the student requesting the letter. You are strongly encouraged to print neatly or type the names for a Letter of Invitation to ensure proper spelling in the final letter.

 

Questions about any of the events in connection with the SEAS Celebration, Hooding, or any of the graduation weekend events should be directed to:

Visit the commencement website for more information.

Please check this webpage for future updates!  Thank you!

 

Graduation Information for Doctoral Candidates (Please read carefully)

Congratulations to all 2022 soon-to-be graduates! The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are proud of your hard work and accomplishments! To make your graduation day go smoothly, here is some information about SEAS and GW events.

Thursday, May 12

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
    (for SEAS Doctoral candidates, guests, faculty and staff)
    4:00 pm, Dorothy Betts Theatre, Univ. Student  Center First Floor
    800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Student Lineup
    (all SEAS Doctoral candidates ONLY)
    3:00 pm, Dorothy Betts Theatre, Univ. Student  Center First Floor
    800 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Friday, May 13

  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Reception
    (for SEAS graduates, guests, faculty, and staff)
    4:00 pm, Potomac Square2000 Block G Street, NW, Washington DC 20052
  • Student lineup
    (all SEAS graduating students ONLY report for lineup)
    5:45 pm, Funger Hall
    2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
  • Guests proceed to SEAS Celebration
    6:15 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science Celebration
    7:00 pm, Charles E. Smith Center
    600 22nd Street NW, Washington DC 20052
    (Ceremony concludes at approximately 9:00 pm)

Sunday, May 15

  • All Graduates Line-Up at the National Mall
    9:30 am, National Mall
  • Processions step off at the National Mall
    10:00 am, National Mall
  • University Commencement
    10:30 am, National Mall
    For more information visit the university commencement website.

Commencement and School Celebration Ticket Distribution

No paper tickets will be distributed this year. Beginning Tuesday, March 29 graduates must register themselves and their guests online to attend the SEAS Graduation Celebration, Commencement on the National Mall and other related events taking place the week of commencement.

To register, you must have applied to graduate and complete the online mandatory graduation survey. Hearing your thoughts and opinions will help GW know how to improve for future generations. 

During registration you may register as many as 6 guests.  Should you have a desire to bring more than the allowed number of guests to a particular event, please submit a request for assistance. Please be considerate and do not ask for more than you will actually use.  

Regalia (Cap and Gown) Ordering Information

Graduates are required to wear regalia (cap & gown) for all graduation ceremonies.  

Bachelor's regalia can be purchased online until April 14th and you may keep your regalia after graduation. Regalia rentals are not available for bachelor's candidates.

Please note that all SEAS D.Eng. Hoods should be ORANGE and Ph.D. Hoods should be BLUE.

SEAS Hooding Ceremony

 

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Hooding Ceremony will take place at the Dorothy Betts Theatre, Univ. Student Center, First Floor, 800 21st Street, NW on Thursday, May 12, starting at 4:00 pm. After the SEAS Hooding Ceremony there will be a reception for graduating SEAS graduate students, friends and family, and SEAS faculty and staff at the Science & Engineering Hall (800 22nd Street, NW) in the Lower Level 1 beginning at 5:00 pm.

Doctoral candidates should report in cap and gown to the Univ. Student Center Great Hall at 800 21st Street, NW starting at 3:00 pm for check-in and line-up. Your guests should go directly to the Betts Theater at 3:30 pm.

Seating in the Betts Theater is first-come, first-served, so encourage your guests to arrive early for optimal seating. This is especially important if one of your guests has special needs. Individuals with ADA needs for themselves or their guests should fill out the Commencement Accessibility Accommodation Request form.

The SEAS Hooding Ceremony is a formal cap & gown event. Please be sure to wear your cap & gown (also called regalia) to the Celebration.

At the SEAS Hooding Ceremony your name will be called and you will walk across the stage, receive the dean's personal congratulations, and be formally hooded by the dean and your advisor.  A professional photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as you shake the dean's hand or are hooded. You will provide them with your contact information on the card with your name and they will email you about buying the photo.

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

SEAS Celebration

The School of Engineering and Applied Science Graduation Celebration will take place at the Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street, NW on Friday, May 13, starting at 7:00 pm. Prior to the SEAS Celebration there will be a reception for graduates, friends and family, and SEAS faculty and staff on campus at Potomac Square (2000 Block G Street, NW)  beginning at 4:00 pm.

We ask that all undergraduate participants (only) go to the 3rd Floor South Atrium in the SEH, overlooking H Street, at 5:30 pm for a group class photo in cap and gown. Immediately after the class photo, all undergraduates will be escorted to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW for check in and line up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

All graduates (all degrees) should report in cap and gown to Funger Hall, 2201 G Street, NW starting at 5:45 pm for check-in and line-up. Your guests should go directly to the Smith Center.

Students receiving awards during the Celebration (you will be contacted if you are) should check in and then go directly to the Smith Center side entrance to the platform party's ready room on the Lower Level of the Smith Center.

Be aware that another school will be holding its celebration in the Smith Center immediately before ours, so the Smith Center staff may not be ready to seat our guests right away. Guests are asked to please wait outside the Smith Center until they open the doors rather than go with you to Funger Hall.

Seating in the Smith Center is first-come, first-served, so encourage your guests to arrive early for optimal seating. This is especially important if one of your guests has special needs. Individuals with ADA needs for themselves or their guests should fill out the Commencement Accessibility Accommodation Request form.

The SEAS Celebration is a formal cap & gown event. Please be sure to wear your cap & gown (also called regalia) to the Celebration.

At the SEAS Celebration your name will be called and you will walk across the stage and receive the congratulations from your department chair, as well as the personal congratulations of faculty from your department.  A professional photographer will be taking a photo of each graduate as you shake the dean's hand or are hooded. You will provide them with your contact information on the card with your name and they will email you about buying the photo.

A banner that says: Pre-register and receive 20% off your photos.

Celebration Etiquette

Graduates are reminded that graduation is a joyful as well as solemn event. We ask that you express excitement in ways that will not prevent others from hearing the speakers and enjoying the ceremony. Cell phones should be turned to their silent operating modes to help ensure that all guests can hear and enjoy the graduation activities.  All students, out of respect for their fellow graduates, are asked to stay through the end of the ceremony and leave as part of the student recessional.

Please encourage your guests to use Metro if at all possible. If parking on or near campus is your only option, please factor in additional time to locate a parking spot. The availability of campus parking is extremely limited and not guaranteed. Guests may be redirected to seek parking in other public locations further away from the campus. The University parking garages are wheelchair-accessible. Please review the GW Transportation website for additional information.

Invitations for Family Members Overseas

For invitation letters for family who live overseas please contact the GW Office of the Registrar  Letters of Invitation can be used by current students to invite friends and/or family members to the United States. These letters are mostly requested to invite family members to the graduation ceremony or persons to visit while the student is pursuing a degree. Students must be registered for future term or currently enrolled to request a letter of invitation for a visit, or must have applied for graduation to request a letter of invitation for the graduation ceremony.

The request must include the proper spelling of each visitor's name and his or her relationship to the student requesting the letter. You are strongly encouraged to print neatly or type the names for a Letter of Invitation to ensure proper spelling in the final letter.

 

Questions about any of the events in connection with the SEAS Celebration, Hooding, or any of the graduation weekend events should be directed to:

 

Visit the commencement website for more information.

Please check this webpage for future updates!  Thank you!

Visit the commencement website for more information.

 

Please check this webpage for future updates!  Thank you!