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Commencement 2016

Washington University
155th Commencement Ceremony:

May 19 & 20, 2016

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Schedule of events

In addition to the all-university Commencement ceremony on the Danforth Campus, each academic program at the School of Medicine holds separate graduation ceremonies at which students receive their diplomas and individual recognition.

Ceremonies below are listed by academic program and are not in chronological order.

All graduates

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

All-University Commencement
8:30 a.m. Brookings Quadrangle (Danforth Campus)
U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis
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Doctor of Medicine programs

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Pre-Commencement Reception
5 – 7 p.m. Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (Medical Campus)
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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Commencement Recognition Ceremony
3 p.m. Ferrara Theater, America’s Center (off campus)
Commencement speaker
: Thomas Hornbein, MD ’56
Student speaker: Anand “Andy” Mohapatra, class president
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Reception: Immediately following the ceremony
America’s Center Atrium

Audiology & Communication Sciences programs

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Recognition Ceremony & Diploma Distribution
1 p.m. Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (Medical Campus)
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Reception: Immediately following the ceremony

Program in Audiology & Communication Sciences website »

Biology & Biomedical Sciences programs

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Honorees include PhD candidates from the Division of Biology & Biomedical  Sciences
4 p.m. Varsity Gym, Athletics Complex (Danforth Campus)
Information for graduates »

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Reception: Immediately following all-university Commencement
Cupples II lawn (Danforth Campus)

Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences website »

Master’s programs: MSCI, AHBR & MPHS

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

Joint Recognition Ceremony
Recognizing graduates of master’s programs in Clinical Investigation, Population Health Sciences, and Applied Health Behavior Research
4 p.m. King Center, Bernard Becker Medical Library (Medical Campus)
Speakers: Larry J. Shapiro, MD; Victoria J. Fraser, MD; and Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD
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Reception: Immediately following the ceremony

Clinical Research Training Center website »
Master of Population Health Sciences website »

Occupational Therapy programs

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Reception: Immediately following all-university Commencement
Holmes Lounge (Danforth Campus)

Diploma Ceremony
1 p.m. Graham Chapel (Danforth Campus)
Commencement speaker: Adam Pearson, OTD, OTR/L
Faculty speaker: Allison King, MD, PhD
Student speakers: Brian Goedde, Aaron Murray
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Program in Occupational Therapy website »

Physical Therapy programs

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016

Reception: Immediately following all-university Commencement
Lindell Ballroom, The Chase Park Plaza (off campus)

Diploma Distribution & Hooding Ceremony
2 p.m. Khorassan Ballroom, The Chase Park Plaza (off campus)
Commencement speaker:
Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD
Faculty speaker: Mary Hastings, PT, DPT
Student speaker: Timothy Fraticelli

Program in Physical Therapy website »