Chancellor’s December Recognition Ceremony
Saturday, December 14, 2024 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Athletic Complex Field House

The university has streamlined the December recognition process. Now, instead of a separate recognition ceremony for WashU Olin, graduates are invited to attend the Chancellor’s December Recognition Ceremony. Following that, Olin will host a dessert reception for our graduates to celebrate with their family, friends, faculty and staff. That will be in the atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The University-wide Chancellor’s December Recognition Ceremony will occur on Saturday, December 14, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the Athletic Complex, Field House.

Please note that you must register to attend this ceremony. You will be sent an email once registration opens. Please visit the Commencement Website for more information. Questions regarding the University-wide Commencement event should be directed to the Commencement Office at 314-935-5985 or the Commencement Website.

After the ceremony, there will be a dessert reception for Olin graduates and their guests at Knight Hall/Bauer Hall. Feel free to bring your boxed lunch from the Athletic Complex after the ceremony to Knight/Bauer Hall to enjoy the reception.

If you have any questions about Olin’s dessert reception, please get in touch with

File Your Intent To Graduate

To graduate in December, you must file your intent by Tuesday, October 1, 2024. You can do this in WebSTAC. Please get in touch with your program advisor if you are unsure about filing your intent.

Click here to watch a demonstration on filing your intent to graduate and properly filling out your diploma shipping address.


For our Frequently Asked Questions, please click here. If your question is not listed, please get in touch with your Program Office or email:

Regalia (Cap and Gown)


  • Approximate Bachelor rental cost: $57 + tax
  • Approximate Master rental cost: $87 + tax
  • Approximate Doctoral rental cost: $90 + tax
  • Pick up regalia in the Danforth University Center (DUC), room 276, on TBD, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Graduates, please have your receipt ready when picking up regalia.
  • Late pick-up is available on Saturday, TBD, in DUC, room 276, starting at 8:00 a.m.
  • Return rental regalia to the lower level of the bookstore starting Monday, December 11. All regalia should be returned no later than TBD. The bookstore is closed on Sundays.
  • Graduate students: Wear your tassel on your left while wearing your cap. Hoods should be worn at the ceremony. Check out How to Wear an Academic Hood.
  • Undergraduate students: Your tassel should be worn on the right side while wearing your cap.

You are responsible for paying for your regalia rental and returning your regalia to the bookstore. You can return your regalia to the lower bookstore level after your ceremony. The bookstore is open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For questions, call the Campus Store customer service desk at 314-935-5500.


The registrar’s office will coordinate your diploma shipment once your degree is conferred by the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Martin.  Please pay careful attention to the information below to ensure the delivery of your diploma.

  • Diplomas will be shipped to your Diploma Mailing Address in WebSTAC. Be sure to go into WebSTAC and add your Diploma Mailing Address. If you aren’t sure where you will be living after graduation, use a family member’s address that can get it to you.
  • Address changes made after TBD, at 5:00 p.m. CST may not be captured for diploma shipments. 

You will NOT receive your diploma during the ceremony. The university offers certified electronic diplomas to all graduates along with your paper credentials. Your degree conferral date is TBD. Diplomas will be ordered from TBD. Your certified electronic diploma will be ordered on your behalf and will take approximately 2 weeks to receive once diplomas are ordered. Instructions on how to obtain and download your diploma will be sent to your email address. Note: The link to download your degree expires, so be sure to download it when you receive the email. Your paper diploma and diploma cover will arrive approximately 6-8 weeks after degree conferral (TBD), and you will receive notification once your diploma has been shipped. **International diploma shipments could be affected depending on customs and international shipping restrictions. The Registrar’s office monitors this information closely and will communicate with graduates as needed.

Any additional questions or comments should be sent to with your student ID number.