School of Nursing
2023 School Celebrations

The GW School of Nursing proudly honors Fall 2022 graduates and Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 graduating students.
Mark your calendars, we can't wait to celebrate with you!




Schedule of Events

School of Nursing Sigma Phi Epsilon Induction

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Jack Morton Auditorium
Guest Limit: 3

School of Nursing Celebration

Thursday, May 18, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
Charles E. Smith Center
Guest Limit: 6

School of Nursing Reception

Thursday, May 18, 2023

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
University Student Center
Guest Limit: 2

GW University Commencement

Sunday, May 21, 2023

10:30 a.m. ET
The National Mall
Guest Limit: 6





Apply to Graduate

Spring 2023 graduates must submit a Graduation Application in GWeb by March 15, 2023.

Summer graduates, who plan to attend the May commencement ceremony, must apply for graduation after registering for Summer 2023 courses no later than April 1, 2023




Commencement Registration: Coming Soon

Each Fall 2022 graduate, and each Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 graduating student who has submitted a graduation application in GWeb is eligible to participate in school celebrations and Commencement in May and to have: 

  • up to 6 guests for the May 18, 2023 School of Nursing Celebration.
  • up to 6 guests for the May 21, 2023 Commencement on the National Mall.

Registration will open March 27.





All students participating in school celebrations and Commencement on the National Mall must wear regalia. Active service members may wear their dress uniform in lieu of regalia. Graduates may order regalia online through April 13.





GW is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please see the information regarding Smith Center and National Mall accessibility on the University Commencement website.




Frequently Asked Questions

I am finishing my degree in the summer, can I participate in Commencement?

Yes, just apply for summer graduation in GWeb by April 1, after you register for summer courses, to ensure you are included in the commencement program.

If I am a fall 2022 graduate, can I participate in Commencement?

Yes, all fall 2022 graduates are eligible to participate and will be included in communications.

What if I miss the March 15 (or April 1 for summer) application deadliness in GWeb?

You can still apply for graduation in GWeb, but inclusion in the celebration program cannot be guaranteed due to publishing deadlines.

What if I didn't receive a confirmation after applying to graduate?

You can check DegreeMAP to confirm that the application is on file. If an application is on file for you, then you will see the words "Sought-Applied to Graduate" or "Applied Late Degree Clearance" in the "Graduation Application" field on your DegreeMAP audit. This is located near the top, in the same section as your name, GWID, major, etc.

What is the difference between the SON Graduation Celebration and GW University Commencement on the National Mall?

All GW schools and colleges host a celebratory experience for their graduating students. During the SON Graduation Celebration graduating students will receive individual recognition, including having their names announced, walking across the stage, and having an individual photo taken, during these celebrations, and they will hear from school leaders and other prestigious speakers.

GW University Commencement brings together students from all GW schools for the conferral of their degrees. The ceremony takes place on the National Mall and is open to all graduates from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to come and celebrate their achievements. This event includes remarks from GW leadership and other speakers.





Need more information?

Contact us at [email protected]


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