2019 All-University Commencement Ceremony

May 17, 2019
Brookings Quadrangle

Washington University in St. Louis' 158th Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, May 17, 2019, beginning at 8:30a in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Michael R. Bloomberg, 108th mayor of New York City and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will deliver the 2019 Commencement address.

Streaming video of the ceremony will be broadcast on the Commencement website. A live televised broadcast of the ceremony also can be viewed at the following locations: Brown Hall, Room 100; Busch Hall, Room 100; Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons; and Mallinckrodt Center, Edison Theatre. All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

For full details about this year's ceremony, visit the Commencement website.

Related Events

The following events are being hosted specifically for members of the Sam Fox School:

2019 Architecture Recognition Ceremony>>

2019 Art Recognition Ceremony>>

2019 Sam Fox School Diploma Distribution and Reception>>

2019 Alumni Reception at Commencement>>


Due to Commencement activities and construction, parking on the Danforth Campus is extremely limited. Visit for full details.

Social Media
Help celebrate the Class of 2019 by sharing your tweets, photos, & videos using our official commencement hashtag, #WashU19, & #SamFoxSchool.

Severe Weather Plan

Your safety is our highest priority. If the weather is sufficiently threatening and compromising safety, the undergraduate ceremony will be moved indoors to the Athletic Complex, and graduate degrees will be conferred in Steinberg Auditorium. Seating will be limited. Updates on the severe weather plan will be posted through this link by 7a on the morning of Commencement.