In-Person Commencement Update

Washington University Commencement ceremonies, hosted by Chancellor Martin, for the class of 2021 will be held on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21.

The in-person Commencement ceremony specifically for all Olin graduate and undergraduate students is scheduled for Thursday, May 20 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CDT on Francis Olympic Field.

As stated in the communication from the Commencement Office, graduates MUST REGISTER in advance or they will not be allowed to attend. Registration WAS imperative due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols as mandated by St. Louis County.

Registration CLOSED March 19.

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Per direction from the Commencement office, all WashU individual school recognition and affinity ceremonies must be virtual.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but your safety is our primary concern.

Upcoming virtual ceremonies

Olin Undergraduate – Virtual Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 21, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. CT

Olin Graduate Programs (MBA/PMBA/SMP/Doc) – Virtual Recognition Ceremony
Friday, May 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. CT

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Past ceremonies

Executive MBA Class 55 – Virtual Recognition Ceremony
Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT

MSL & Executive MBA Class 55 – Virtual Recognition Ceremony
Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT

2020 December Ceremonies

Olin (BSBA/MBA/PMBA/SMP/Doc) – Virtual Ceremony
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CST

Executive MBA Class 54 – Virtual Ceremony
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. CST

Global Master of Finance – Virtual Ceremony
Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CST

May 15, 2020 – Undergraduate Recognition, 11:30 a.m. CST

May 15, 2020- Graduate Programs Recognition, 3:00 p.m. CST

May 8, 2020 – EMBA and MSL Recognition, 10:30 a.m. CST

May 8, 2020 – EMBA Class 53 Recognition, 10:30 a.m. CST

December 14, 2019 – Olin Graduation Recognition Ceremony

1:30 p.m.
Athletic Complex Field House

December 13, 2019 – EMBA Class 52 and Mumbai Batch 4 Graduation Recognition Ceremony

2:00 p.m.
Graham Chapel

October 25, 2019 – EMBA Shanghai Class 17 Graduation Ceremony

2:00 p.m.
Graham Chapel

August 5, 2019 – Global Master of Finance Graduation Ceremony

10:30 a.m.
Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall

May 17, 2019 – Undergraduate Graduation Recognition Ceremony

11:30 a.m.
Field House, Athletic Complex

May 17, 2019 – Graduate Programs Graduation Recognition Ceremony

3:00 p.m.
Field House, Athletic Complex

April 26, 2019 – Executive MBA Class 51 Graduation Ceremony

10:30 a.m.
Graham Chapel

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