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2023 Commencement Ceremony


Brown School Commencement Ceremony

The Brown School will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 5:00pm at the Field House on Danforth Campus. Participating students will need to arrive between 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in WashU Regalia.

All graduating Brown School students will need to register for the ceremony. Please fill out the Brown School Commencement Registration Form by Friday, April 14.

Family and guests are welcome at the Brown School Ceremony. Graduating students who are participating should include on the form how many guests they are expecting to bring.

All-University Commencement Ceremony and Commencement Festival

The all-university Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 9 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field. Commencement is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, ponchos will be available to all graduates and guests. Only in the event of severe weather, such as a forecast thunderstorm, will the event move indoors.

Registration is required for all graduates planning on participating in the university wide Commencement. Registration link and details can be found here.

WashU regalia is required to participate.

Graduates from all the schools are allowed to attend the all-university Commencement. Family and guests are welcome.

An all-university Commencement Festival will immediately follow the ceremony. The celebration, including refreshments, games, photo opportunities, and live entertainment, will stretch from Mudd Field to Tisch Park.

Regalia and Photos

WashU Regalia is required to participate n all Commencement ceremonies.  You may reserve regalia beginning today through April 7, 2023.

Photography will be provided by GradImages. Individual portraits of each graduate will be taken as they cross the stage and after they exit the stage. These images will be available for purchase. Graduates who pre-register for photos will save 20% off their purchase of $50 or more.

Social Media

Don't forget to tag special moments on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #BrownGrad23 and #WashU23; we want to share your joy.

Diplomas and Transcripts

The Office of the University Registrar will coordinate your diploma shipment once your degree is conferred. Please pay careful attention to the information below to ensure delivery of your diploma.

Diplomas will be shipped to your Diploma Mailing Address in WebSTAC. If you do not have a Diploma Mailing Address listed, your diploma will be shipped to your Home Address listed in WebSTAC.

The university offers certified electronic diplomas to all graduates along with your paper credential. Your certified electronic diploma will be ordered on your behalf and will take approximately 1-2 weeks to arrive. Instructions on how to obtain and download your diploma will be sent to your email address. Your paper diploma will arrive approximately 4-6 weeks after degree conferral, and you will receive notification once your diploma has been shipped. Any additional questions or comments should be sent to along with your student ID number.


Please email the Brown School Commencement Team at