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December Recognition Ceremony 2021

“I am deeply grateful to each of you for your patience, grace, and perseverance during this most extraordinary time.” – Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School

Brown School Class of 2021, we are so proud of your achievements! We commend you for your patience, grace, and perseverance during this most extraordinary time, and we are excited to celebrate you during this year's virtual December Recognition Ceremony.

Graduates honored in our December Recognition Ceremony are all invited back to walk the stage at our in-person ceremony in May 2022, depending on the health and safety protocols. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Ordering Regalia

Regalia ordering is now open. Please have your regalia reserved online by October 26, 2021.

Ceremonies and Celebrations

Both the Brown School and the All-University ceremonies will take place on December 11, 2021.

Brown School Virtual Recognition Ceremony
The Virtual Brown School Commencement Ceremony will be shared on December 11, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST. It can be viewed asynchronously, as it is prerecorded. If you are viewing outside the U.S. and cannot view on YouTube, click here and unmute video.

Chancellor's Recognition Ceremony for December Degree Candidates | 10:00 am CST,  Athletic Complex
As long as conditions remain favorable, the University will proceed with an in-person event. Family and guests are welcome. Please review the Planning Guide for Fall Graduates. The ceremonies will take place in the Athletic Complex on the Danforth campus. All attendees should plan to complete the visitor screen. Learn more on the university website.

Graduates from all the schools are allowed to attend the All-University commencement.


Social Media

We will share custom Facebook frames to help students and their loved ones celebrate this milestone. Don't forget to tag us on social media FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #BrownGrad21 and #WashU21 ; we want to share your joy.

Diplomas and Transcripts

Candidates who successfully complete all degree requirements, will have degrees officially conferred by the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Diplomas will be mailed to the Diploma Mailing Address listed in WebStac. The Office of the Registrar will send out regular updates via email.