Update on In-Person Commencement Ceremonies at Nationals Park on May 24

Dear SCS Community,

Yesterday President DeGioia announced that there will be an In-Person Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 24, 2021. Please read the announcement in full as it also applies to SCS graduates.

Key information to note:

  • Ceremonies at Nationals Park will be broadcast virtually for graduates, families, friends, and members of our community who are unable to attend in-person.
  • SCS graduates will be invited to attend the ceremony for graduate and professional students in the afternoon (time to be confirmed). 
  • Graduates in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program are invited to attend the undergraduate ceremony at 10:00 a.m. ET at Nationals Park on Monday, May 24
  • Graduates attending the ceremony in-person are invited to bring two (2) guests. All attendees will be expected to adhere to Washington, D.C.’s public health and travel guidance.
  • SCS will still proceed with a Virtual Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2021. Currently it is scheduled for Sunday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET but please note this time is subject to change.
    • If you have not already done so, please submit your information (e.g. headshot, name pronunciation) via Marching Order by Monday, April 26* as we still need those details for the virtual ceremony. Please contact scsgrad@georgetown.edu if you have any questions.
      *Monday, April 26 is the hard deadline to submit your correct name pronunciation. The final date to submit all other materials, including your headshot, is Tuesday, May 4.  

We understand you may have a host of questions related to this announcement, including but not limited to safety protocols, regalia, ticketing, and more. We are working as quickly as possible to confirm and share that information as soon as we are able. In the meantime please refer to the SCS Commencement Website for the latest updates or reach out to scsgrad@georgetown.edu.

This is a unique, exciting opportunity for the Class of 2021, and we are eager to share more information with you in the coming days.


Kelly J. Otter, PhD
Dean, School of Continuing Studies
Georgetown University