Dear Graduates,

After the Celebration Days section and program ceremonies, we look forward to further celebrating with you at the Georgetown Law Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 22. The Georgetown Law Commencement Ceremony will take place on the Main Hilltop Campus. Listed and linked below please find information about the day’s events.


1:00 p.m.
Graduate Robing and Line-Up

1:20 p.m.
Academic Procession Begins

2:00 p.m.
Commencement Main Ceremony
Healy Lawn (Rain Site: McDonough Arena)

3:00 p.m.
Main Ceremony Ends

Arrival, Robing, and Line-Up
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for robing and line-up. See linked map below for location details.
Graduate students (LL.M., S.J.D., M.L.T., M.S.L.) should meet at Red Square.
JDs should meet at Dahlgren Quad.

Guest Tickets
Guests do NOT need tickets to attend Commencement.

What if it Rains?
In case of inclement weather, we will hold the main ceremony inside McDonough Arena. Due to the limited size of that space, each graduate will be allowed one (1) guest (checked in under the graduate’s name). The decision to move to the rain location will be made by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. We will send out an email and HOYA alert (text) letting you know the decision. Students, family, and friends can also follow Law Center Commencement activities online, including live webcasts.

Parking around Main Campus is very limited. You may park in the Southwest Quadrangle garage (no charge) or behind Lauinger Library in Lot 9. Please visit the Commencement Travel and Parking website for more details.

COVID-19 Policy
To protect the health and safety of the Georgetown University community and our guests, all attendees at indoor Commencement events are expected to be up to date on COVID-19 vaccination or have a medical or religious exemption, though guests will not need to show proof of vaccination or exemption during Commencement. If you are unvaccinated, please take a COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor Commencement event and stay home if you receive a positive test result.

Class of 2022 Graphics
When you share the above information with your family and friends, you can also let them know we have a collection of downloads and printables (yard signs and posters) to help them celebrate the Georgetown Law Class of 2022! Be sure to tag Georgetown Law in your posts and photos at #GeorgetownLaw2022.

Please contact with any questions you may have.

All the best,
Commencement Team

Commencement Website
Commencement FAQs
Commencement Map