Georgetown University and the McCourt School of Public Policy plan to host in-person Commencement activities to honor our 2022 graduates. More details on these activities and public health guidance for all events can be found below.

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McCourt 2022 Commencement

McCourt 2022 Commencement
Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Thursday, May 19th 2022 @ 5:00 pm EST

Baccalaureate Mass
Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Sunday, May 22nd 2022 @ 9:00am

McCourt Graduates Dinner and Awards Night

Monday, May 16th 2022 @ 6:00pm
Ticket sales begin April 15th

Please visit Georgetown’s main Commencement website to review frequently asked questions or review the information below:

Q. Do my family and friends need tickets for the commencement ceremony?
A. The McCourt Commencement ceremony is being planned as outdoor events. Outdoor ceremonies will not require tickets.
In the event of severe weather, the rain site will be McDonough Gymnasium. Each McCourt graduate will be allotted up to 8 tickets, which will only be used in the case of severe weather.

Q. What if I need to request an accommodation?
A. Accommodation requests can be submitted to

Q. Will the commencement ceremony be livestreamed?
A. Yes, the ceremony will be broadcast live online. Information on where to tune in will be shared on Georgetown’s website and social media channels prior to the event.

Q. Is vaccination required to attend Class of 2022 Commencement events?
A. Yes, proof of up to date vaccination status is required for all indoor events hosted by Georgetown University, both on and off campus. Further guidance on how to submit proof of vaccination, and additional public health guidance for the weekend, will be communicated in the coming weeks. No proof of vaccination is required for those attending outdoor events only.

Q. How do I obtain my academic regalia (i.e., robes, hoods, caps/tassels)?
A. Academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony and can be purchased in person or online from the University bookstore. Students must have a gown, hood, and cap/tassel or tam/tassel for the ceremony. Stoles and keepsake tassels are available for purchase but are not required. Graduates in the MPP, MIDP, MPM, and EMPL programs should purchase the “Peacock” color hood. MSDSPP graduates should purchase the “Gold” hood, to denote that the degree is a Master of Science.

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McCourt 2020 Commencement

Class of 2020 Graduate and Professional Commencement Ceremony
Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Saturday, May 28th 2022 @ 3:00pm

McCourt Class of 2020 Dean’s Reception
Dahlgren Quad
Friday, May 27th, 2022


Class of 2020 Baccalaureate Mass
Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)
Sunday, May 29th 2022 @ 10:00am

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