With the Class of 2020 Commencement Weekend coming up later this month, we are writing with a few reminders and additional details about the celebration.

Ceremony Registration
Registration is required to participate in the May 28 commencement ceremony and claim your rain tickets. The deadline for registration is Saturday, May 7, 2022. An email with your unique registration link was sent to you on April 7 with the subject line “ACTION REQUIRED: Register for Georgetown University Class of 2020 Commencement.” If you did not receive this email, and it is not in your spam or promotions folders, please email 2020commencement@georgetown.edu.

Rain Site Tickets
The commencement ceremony is planned to take place outdoors on Healy Lawn and will not be ticketed. In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will take place in McDonough Arena. Tickets are required for the rain site. You can reserve two rain tickets during the registration process. Once registration closes on May 7, we will determine if additional rain site tickets will be released. Both undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed on the Georgetown University Facebook Page.

Academic Regalia
Academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony and can be purchased from the Georgetown University bookstore. Your regalia can be shipped to your home or picked up at the bookstore. The deadline to order regalia to be shipped is May 16. The bookstore will have extended hours and be open from 9:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.

Senior Ball
Ticketing for the Senior Ball opened last week, and you received an email on April 25 with instructions on how to claim your complimentary ticket and purchase two guest tickets for $75 each. A limited number of additional guest tickets will go on sale later this week for $125 each. If you indicated you would be interested in purchasing additional tickets, you will receive an email when these tickets go on sale.

A limited number of overnight guest rooms at the Washington Hilton are available for $179/night and can be booked directly through the hotel website.

Other Activities
There are a number of other events planned throughout the weekend to bring the Class of 2020 together in celebration. We hope you and your family and friends will join us.

Commencement Receptions
Saturday, May 28
Immediately following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to join their faculty for light refreshments.

Baccalaureate Mass
Sunday, May 29, 10:00 a.m.
Following Baccalaureate Mass on Healy Lawn, graduates and their families are invited to Brunch on the Leavey Center Esplanade.

Multicultural Graduation Reception
Friday, May 27, 3:30 p.m.
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center

Lavender Graduation Reception
Friday, May 27, 5:00 p.m.
Social Room, Healey Family Student Center

Farmers Market and Georgetown University Grilling Society
Sunday, May 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Local food vendors and the Georgetown Grilling Society return to Red Square.

Who’s Coming?
Check out the Who’s Coming page to see which of your fellow Class of 2020 graduates will be part of this special weekend.

full schedule for Commencement Weekend and additional details, including information about public health guidelines, can be found on the Class of 2020 website, which will continue to be updated this month. If you have any questions, please email 2020commencement@georgetown.edu.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families back to campus later this month to celebrate the Class of 2020.