Congratulations, Gorloks!

The Office of Academic Affairs invites graduates from the class of 2024 to celebrate your Webster degree.

 

Celebrations and Connections

Webster Graduates

Each May, graduates from the current academic year can attend the main commencement ceremony with special guest speaker and then walk across the stage in their individual college or school graduation ceremony.

Commencement will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024

Webster students in graduation regalia lined up for Commencement

Main Ceremony

The main ceremony features a guest speaker and University leadership. Undergraduate and graduate students may attend the main ceremony.

Individual School/College Ceremonies

During these ceremonies, graduates walk across the stage to receive their degrees. Graduates and their guests must RSVP for these ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Time Location Group
9 a.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
9 a.m. Grant Gymnasium ALL College of Science and Health graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
10:30 a.m. Loretto-Hilton Center George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology undergraduates
10:30 a.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology graduate students (MA, MS, DMGT)
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony
1:30 p.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL College of Humanities and Social Sciences graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
1:30 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology graduate students (MBA, MHA, MPA)
3 p.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL School of Education graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
3 p.m. Grant Gymnasium ALL School of Communication graduates (undergraduate and graduate)

Time Location Group
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony
1:30 p.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL College of Humanities and Social Sciences graduates (undergraduate and graduate)

Time Location Group
9 a.m. Grant Gymnasium ALL College of Science and Health graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony

Time Location Group
10:30 a.m. Loretto-Hilton Center George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology undergraduates
10:30 a.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology graduate students (MA, MS, DMGT)
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony
1:30 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology graduate students (MBA, MHA, MPA)

Time Location Group
9 a.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony

Time Location Group
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony
3 p.m. Grant Gymnasium ALL School of Communication graduates (undergraduate and graduate)

Time Location Group
Noon Loretto-Hilton Center Main ceremony
3 p.m. Loretto-Hilton Center ALL School of Education graduates (undergraduate and graduate)

Commencement Map

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Previous Graduation Ceremonies

May 2023 Commencement

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To watch additional recordings from the May 2023 Commencement, please visit our page.

May 2022 Commencement

Webster was honored to have Dr. Djibril Diallo, president and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), as the commencement speaker for 51小黄车's 103rd Commencement. Diallo has a distinguished career in international relations, diplomacy and human development, particularly in advocacy for issues affecting the African continent and victims of the AIDS epidemic. As chief executive of ARDN, Diallo leads the organization's "Pathway to Solutions" initiative, which aims to popularize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to increase public understanding of the role and functions of the UN.

The 2022 Commencement also welcomed back graduates from 2020 and 2021 to participate in our in-person ceremonies.

2021 Virtual Ceremonies from Individual Schools and Colleges

The virtual commencement ceremonies include all of the pomp and circumstance of our traditional main ceremony. The event commences with a virtual flag ceremony followed by speeches from University leadership including Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the 鈥,鈥 delivers the commencement address to our graduates. The chair of the 51小黄车 board of trustees shares words of encouragement and the Alumni Association board president officially welcomes the class of 2021 into its global network of over 200,000 Gorloks. Once a Gorlok, always a Gorlok!

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

School of Communications

School of Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Walker School of Business & Technology

 

Hear commencement addresses from commencement speaker Vlad Ivkovic, Chair of the Board Rob Reeg, Chancellor Beth Stroble, President Julian Schuster and greetings from the academic deans, and see the names of more than 4,700 graduates worldwide scroll across the screen.

Commencement News