235th Commencement Exercises

Schedule update: Washington College’s 235th Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. A new schedule of events will be available in the fall.

Portraits available from GradImages

Commencement photograph proofs have been mailed or e-mailed to each graduate. If you have not received proofs and would like to view yours, you can contact GradImages at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email

Commencement at Washington College

Commencement is a time for much College pride. We want this day to be as memorable for you as it is for the College and all those involved. We ask that you encourage your graduate to wear appropriate attire (shirt, tie, and long pants for men, dress or blouse and pants for women) and hard-soled shoes with their gowns on Commencement and to abide by all College policies. Please remember that tobacco and alcohol products are not permitted at Commencement. Graduates and guests sit close together, so lighted tobacco products and popping champagne corks can cause serious injury. These items are expressly prohibited at the Commencement ceremony.

Ceremony Ticket Information

Tickets are only needed for Commencement in the event of inclement weather when the event has been moved indoors. Six tickets will be distributed to each graduate for their guests during Commencement Rehearsal on Friday afternoon. No tickets will be needed if the event occurs on the Campus Lawn. 

Further Information

For further information please read through the General Information and Schedule pages orcontact the Campus Events Office:
Phone: (410) 778-7888

The Registrar’s Office will provide a checklist that will help guide students through their responsibilities leading up to Commencement day. Students can also find information on general graduation requirements and policies on the Registrar’s Office Graduation Requirements page.

Most of all, we hope you will find that the Commencement Weekend activities create a wonderful environment in which to celebrate and enjoy this achievement with your graduate – congratulations!

Revised: July 6, 2017