Commencement Week 2017 - Schedule of Events

The schedule of events will be updated during the year

Thursday, May 18th

McCourt School Commencement Ceremony
5:30 p.m.
Healy Lawn
Rain location: McDonough Arena
Who's invited: Students, Faculty, Staff, Family, and Friends
Tickets not required.

Dean's Reception
Immediately following commencement ceremony (6:30) until 8:00 p.m.
Dahlgren Quad/Old North
Students pick up diplomas in Old North basement between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served
Tickets not required.

Other Important Dates:

TBD: McCourt Student Gala

TBD: McCourt Graduating Student Dinner


Academic Regalia

  • McCourt students can pick up their caps and gowns from the Georgetown University Bookstore the week of Commencement (May 15 - May 18). Academic regalia is required for all students participating in the McCourt Commencement Ceremony. Regalia for McCourt students in a Masters gown (with point sleeves), a "peacock" colored hood, a mortar board, and tassle. The total cost is about $96. 

Rain Plan

  • In the event of rain, an announcement will be made by 2:30 whether Commencement has been moved indoors to the McDonough Arena. 


Have questions? Please contact Jaclyn Clevenger at