MSSC Graduation Celebration 2023

15th Annual GW MSSC Graduation Celebration

Commemorating and honoring the accomplishments of the diverse graduating students in the MSSC community 

May 20, 2023 | Lisner Auditorium

Arrival (students only): 8:30 AM

Ceremony starts promptly at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Length of ceremony

Students participating in the ceremony should arrive promptly at 8:30am. The MSSC Graduation Ceremony will begin at 9:00am and end at 10:30am.


The celebration will be livestreamed, with captioning on the MSSC’s Commencement website. The recording, with captioning should be available approximately one day after the celebration and can be found on the MSSC Commencement website.


Students participating in the event are limited to 6 guests.


Parking will be available at 2100 H St. NW.


Business casual or graduation ceremony appropriate attire is appreciated. 

Please also note that lavender cords are specifically/only for students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ students.

Items to Bring

Please refer to GW's list of items to bring and GW's prohibited items.

Food and Drink Policy

Food is prohibited. Water is permissible if needed for medical purposes. 

Special Accommodation Seating

Wheelchair accessible seating is available as are easy access seats (on aisles, or seats that require no steps).

Public Health

Please follow current GW public health policies.

For more information on GW’s COVID-19 health protocols, visit