For your compassion, your resilience, and your commitment to the profession and community — we could not be more proud of the Class of 2023!

Guests visiting from out of town are encouraged to reserve travel and lodging accommodations early, ideally in the fall. Commencement information will continue to be updated as it becomes available.

Commencement Day
Monday, May 15, 2023

MD graduates and their guests are invited to attend the all-university ceremony Monday morning, as well as the separate MD recognition ceremony, at which each MD candidate is recognized, in the afternoon. Commencement is a rain or shine event. Ceremonies also will be viewable online via livestream.
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All-University Commencement Ceremony | 9 a.m. CT
Medical students are encouraged to participate in the university-wide graduation commencement at Francis Olympic Field on the Danforth Campus. Graduates must register to attend the Commencement ceremony. Tickets are not required for guests, and seats are available first come, first served. Please see the WashU Commencement website for details.

Commencement Festival | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CT
The all-school Commencement Festival immediately follows the morning ceremony. The celebration will include local food and beverage, games, photo opportunities, live entertainment, and will stretch from Mudd Field to Tisch Park.

MD Commencement Ceremony | 3 – 4:30 p.m. CT
Washington University will recognize individual graduates of Doctor of Medicine programs at the MD Commencement Ceremony at Francis Olympic Field on the Danforth Campus. The ceremony will be a rain or shine event. Tickets are required for guests. Seats are available first come, first served. The MD Commencement Ceremony will be viewable online via livestream. Please monitor the WashU Commencement website for details and updates. Access the 2023 MD Commencement Program and livestream link here.

Celebrating the Class of 2023

Join us for the following events to celebrate our graduates!

Graduation Fair

Feb. 23, 2023 | 12 – 4 p.m.
University Bookstore
, Danforth Campus

Join us for the return of the Washington University Grad Fair! This one-day event takes place at the University Bookstore in the Mallinckrodt Center on the Danforth Campus. Free food is provided by Chicken Out.

Class Toast

Mar. 28, 2023 | 4 – 5 p.m.
Brookings Quadrangle

The Class Toast kicks off graduation season with the announcement of the Commencement speakers and the Honorary Degree Recipients. There are photo stations, brief remarks from the stage, and plenty of food and beverage. The Toast is also the beginning of a warm welcome to the WashU alumni community.

Class Celebration

May 10, 2023 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Ballpark Village

The Class Celebration at Ballpark Village kick starts our exciting Commencement week! Our graduates are shuttled to a fun setting off-site, hear encouraging remarks from leadership, dine on great food and beverage, and dance along to music. Shuttle pick-up will run from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Olin Circle Drive off of McKinley Avenue.