SEAS Commencement Celebration

Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

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 17, 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 at the Science & Engineering Hall (800 22nd Street, NW) in the First Floor Lobby and Lower Level 1 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 notify the SEAS Dean's Office at [email protected].

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.