The George Washington University to Hold 2024 Commencement on the National Mall

May 15, 2024

The George Washington University annual commencement ceremony on the National Mall. 


  • Jen Psaki is this year’s keynote speaker. She served as the White House press secretary under President Biden until May 2022 and currently hosts MSNBC’s Sunday afternoon and Monday evening program, “Inside with Jen Psaki.”
  • Ellen M. Granberg, president, The George Washington University
  • Yahya Aliyu, student speaker, The George Washington University 


  • Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 12:30 p.m.
  • Graduates and guests must be seated by 10:15 a.m. 
  • Press may begin arriving at 8:00 a.m.


  • Event Location: at the base of the Washington Monument, 1600 Constitution Avenue NW
  • Press entrance: Credentials can be picked up by the ADA entrance on Constitution Avenue in the Information Tent – Near Gate 4,  between 8-9:15 a.m.
  • Live truck parking: Contact Josh Grossman at [email protected] by May 17 with requests. Parking is limited

    Webcast: The live webcast will be available at


Media who wish to attend GW’s commencement must RSVP by May 18 to Julia Metjian at [email protected] or the Media Relations team at [email protected]. Day-of event cell phone for Julia Metjian is 617-921-4904.

High-Res Photos: will be available after the ceremony at B-roll available upon request.

Follow the activity: 

●      Commencement will be live streamed at:

●      Hashtags: #GWCommencement, #OnlyatGW, #GWU

●      Twitter/X handles: @gwtweets, @gwmedia

●      Instagram handle: gwuniversity

For more information regarding GW’s Commencement, visit the Commencement website.