Graduation

The Dean’s Office hosts GULC’s commencement activities in May.  Additional information regarding the Baccalaureate Mass, ceremony details, and graduation gala can be found on their website here.

Students with an expected off-cycle graduation (October and February) typically participate in commencement exercises the following May.  These students may participate in commencement exercises the May PRIOR to their expected graduation under the following conditions:

  • The student has met with an Academic Advisor;
  • The student has provided the Registrar’s Office with written permission from an academic advisor to participate

Approved students participating early will not appear in the May commencement program BUT their names will be announced at the ceremony.

Plan for Graduation

Please mark your calendar for the following dates and deadlines to ensure a smooth path to graduation.  The Office of Student Life keeps a helpful calendar hereIt is important that you check your email regularly.  Please see the Commencement FAQ for more information.

February
The Office of the Registrar will email all expected May 2020 graduates with a request for students to confirm program and certificate information.
Diplomas are printed with your name we have on file.  If you have  had a name change, please complete the name change process.

March
The Office of the Registrar will email all graduates requesting changes to the proper name for the diploma as well as a review of information we have on file.

April
The Office of the Registrar will email students about their MyAccess Graduation Application and pronunciation of name for ceremony.

Graduation Applications

The Office of the Registrar will email expected graduates when the graduation application becomes available in MyAccess and will provide instructions for completing the application along with the deadline for submission.

The application indicates how a student’s name should appear on his or her diploma, as well as confirms the student’s previous degree and institution to be listed in the Commencement Programs. Expected graduates will also provide the Registrar’s Office with a viable diploma shipping address.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have additional questions concerning the graduation application or if you have not received the email instructing you to complete the application through MyAccess.

Expected Degree & Graduation Date Change

J.D. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of an expected graduation date change.  IF your expected graduation date is different than what is currently recorded in MyDegree, you must email the Registrar’s office at lawreg@georgetown.edu by the degree application deadlines.

LL.M. Students: Submission of a degree application does NOT constitute notification of an expected graduation date change.  IF your expected graduation date is different than what is currently recorded in MyDegree, you must email your academic advisor in Graduate Programs by the degree application deadlines.

Diplomas

Students who would like to have their diplomas shipped after graduation, will be provided additional information on submitting an address and telephone number, in addition to updating their permanent contact information through MyAccess.  Please note: Diplomas are not automatically sent to students.  Please note that at the end of one (1) academic year, unclaimed diplomas will be destroyed and a replacement diploma, including applicable fee and printing/delivery times, will need to be requested.