2019 Celebration FAQ

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to the CCAS Celebration Ceremony and the University Commencement Ceremony. For additional details, including a checklist for graduates, frequently asked questions and to learn about special events and activities for the Class of 2019, please visit the Commencement website.



Which ceremony is __________ major in?

A list of which majors are in which CCAS ceremony can be found here: 

 

12:00 pm Celebration
Participating Majors

3:30 pm Celebration
Participating Majors

  • Economics
  • Human Services/Human Services & Social Justice
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Political Science/Public Policy Focus
  • Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Sociology/Criminal Justice
  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology/Biological Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biological Sciences/Neuroscience
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Communication
  • Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
  • Dance
  • Dramatic Literature
  • English/English & Creative Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts/Fine Arts & Art History
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • German
  • History
  • Interior Design/Interior Architecture & Design
  • Japanese
  • Judaic Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Organizational Sciences
  • Philosophy/Public Affairs Focus
  • Physics/Biophysics
  • Religion/Peace Studies
  • Russian
  • Spanish/Latin American Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Special Interdisciplinary Majors
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Statistics
  • Theatre
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • General Studies/Associate in Arts

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How many tickets do students get for Commencement?

Tickets are not required to attend Commencement on the National Mall. If you plan to attend the ceremony, the university asks that you register your guests (up to 6) online here.

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How many tickets do students get for Celebration?

6 tickets. Students may request up to four additional tickets for a max of 10 by clicking here. If you need more than 10 tickets, you can come to Phillips 107 on Saturday, May 18th and extra tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not purchase extra tickets.

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How do I request extra tickets for the University Commencement Ceremony?

Students can sign-up on the wait-list for additional Commencement tickets on the Commencement website                                                                                                       Back to top

How do I request extra Celebration tickets?

Request extra tickets (up to 4 additional) here. Students and/or their designee can pick-up extra tickets on a first come, first served basis on May 18th at 10:00 AM in Phillips Hall, 107.

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If I'm a Summer or Fall graduate, how do I get my tickets?

Summer 2018 and Fall 2019 graduates will receive their University Commencement tickets in the mail from the Office of University Events in April. Summer 2018 and Fall 2019 graduates will pick up their Celebration tickets during the assigned ticket distribution times.

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When will Celebration tickets be handed out?

Tickets will be distributed using the following schedule:

Wednesday, May 15th | 12:00 - 7:00 PM @ District House, Room B114

Thursday, May 16th | 12:00 - 4:00 PM @ District House, Room B114

Friday, May 17th | 12:00 - 4:00 PM @ District House, Room B114

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How do I complete the graduation survey?

Students can access the mandatory graduation survey by clicking here.

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Where is the overflow seating for the CCAS Celebration Ceremonies?

Overflow seating will be available, in Duques 151/152, for guests attending Celebration without a ticket. In the overflow seating guests will view a live feed of the ceremony on a screen in the overflow seating space.

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How do I apply to be the Commencement Speaker?

Students can find more information about the Student Speaker Competition here.

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How can I apply to be the Celebration Speaker?

The undergraduate Celebration Speakers are the students selected as the CCAS Distinguished Scholars. Distinguished Scholars nominees are nominated by faculty members and then selected by the CCAS Undergraduate Studies Committee.

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How do I get my cap & gown?

Graduates can order regalia at the Commencement Fair.  If you missed the fair, visit the Commencement website for more information on ordering regalia.

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When is the Commencement Fair?

The fair will be held on March 21, 2019. More information here.

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Where is the Commencement Fair?

The Commencement Fair will in the GW Campus Store

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How do I check my diploma details?

Graduates can log into the GWeb Information System and update their diploma mailing address under the Personal Information Menu. For more information visit the Office of the Registrar.

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Who can I contact with ADA related concerns for the Celebration Ceremonies?

Please email [email protected] for additional information about ADA accommodations for the CCAS Celebration Ceremonies.

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What ADA accommodations are available for the University Commencement Ceremony?

Information is provided on the Commencement website.

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Will DVDs of the CCAS Celebration Ceremony and the University Commencement Ceremony be available to purchase?

Yes. They will be available for purchase. Information about that will be available on the Commencement website.

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What GPA do I need to get Latin Honors?

Cum Laude is awarded to any student that has an overall GPA of a 3.4-3.59. Magna Cum Laude is awarded to any student that has an overall GPA of a 3.6-3.79. Summa Cum Laude is awarded to any student that has an overall GPA of a 3.8 or higher.

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Does CCAS provide any cords for Latin Honors?

No.

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Do I need a Celebration ticket or Commencement ticket for myself?

No.