GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences
GW Graduate Celebrations
May 14-15, 2022
For the most up-to-date information about GW's university-wide Commencement celebration, visit commencement.gwu.edu.
Commencement Week Check-In
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to campus for Commencement Week. To make your check-in process for all Commencement Week events as smooth as possible, please review the information below prior to your arrival. Before Your Arrival For information about getting to campus, transportation, and accessibility, see the Commencement Details page. After registering, all primary registrants (graduates, students, faculty, and staff) will receive a confirmation email that includes a QR code for each registered guest.
Health Sciences Departments: Celebration Information
Each department will hold their own recognition or award celebration, please for more information reach out to your department directly.
Biomedical Laboratory Sciences
Presentation Space and Columbian Square at VSTC Friday, May 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST
Clinical Research and Leadership
For more information, please reach out to your department directly.
Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences
Physical Therapy Commencement Ceremony at Betts Theatre, Friday, May 13th at 9:00 AM
Message from Dean Barbara Bass
To the SMHS Graduates,
As we celebrate your graduation this year, I want you to know how proud we all are of you for your achievements and for the commitments you have made to the future of medicine and health sciences. These past few years have certainly been memorable, and I commend you for your resilience, your ability to be nimble, and your motivation to be a part of the solution to the largest global health crisis of our time. While the circumstances have been extraordinary, they have also prepared you to be ready for the unexpected – which is important for a career in the health care field.
I invite you to savor this moment as you celebrate this day with those who have supported you, including your family, your friends, your classmates, and your professors, as you were on your journey to reaching this important milestone in your career.
On behalf of the entire GW faculty and staff, I congratulate you on your graduation and I encourage you to continue to learn, grow, and contribute to the professions that you have chosen, in the years ahead. I personally wish you the very best and welcome you to the GW SMHS Alumni Community.
Barbara Lee Bass, MD
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professor of Surgery
The George Washington University
CEO, The GW Medical Faculty Associates
GW ALMA MATER
Hail Alma Mater
To thy spirit guiding,
Knowledge thy closest friend
In its strength abiding,
Pledge we fidelity
Ne'er its place resigning,
Hail thee George Washington!