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Commencement 2022

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Washington University
Commencement Ceremonies:
May 19 & 20, 2022

Schedule update! MD Ceremony
The start time for the MD Commencement Recognition Ceremony on May 20th has been moved up one hour to 6 p.m. due to weather concerns.


2022 Graduate: Morgan Pfeiffer

Overcome with emotion, and practically on impulse, Morgan Pfeiffer volunteered to donate a kidney to the 17-month-old grandson of her former babysitter. The 17-month-old is now 6 years old and thriving. And Morgan, inspired by and grounded in her experience as a donor, is about to start her residency in pediatrics.

Read Morgan’s story

School of Medicine Commencement schedule

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 are listed below by academic program and are not in chronological order. Tickets are not required for outdoor ceremonies, which are rain or shine events. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 safety recommendations and public health conditions. All times are Central Time (CT).


All graduates

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

9 a.m. Francis Olympic Field – Danforth Campus
All-University Commencement
Livestream and ceremony details »

Keynote speaker: Mae Jemison, engineer, physician and first woman of color to travel into space

Doctor of Medicine

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

6 p.m. Francis Olympic Field – Danforth Camps
Commencement Recognition Ceremony
Start time changed to 6 p.m. due to weather concerns.
MD livestream and ceremony details »

Keynote speaker: Carla Pugh, MD, PhD, Thomas Krummel Professor of Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement (T.E.C.I.) Center

MD program website »

Applied Health Behavior Research & Health Information and Data Science

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022

2 p.m. Moore Auditorium – Medical Campus
Joint Commencement & Recognition Ceremony

Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR) website »
Biomedical Informatics website »
Biostatistics website »

Audiology & Communication Sciences

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

1:30 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center – Medical Campus
Recognition Ceremony & Diploma Distribution
PACS livestream and ceremony details »

Program in Audiology & Communication Sciences (PACS) website »

Biology & Biomedical Sciences


3 p.m. Francis Olympic Field – Danforth Campus
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
Honorees include PhD candidates in the Division of Biology & Biomedical  Sciences
Graduate Studies livestream and ceremony information »

Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) website »

Clinical Investigation, TL1, Population Health Sciences & Medical Physics

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2022

4 p.m. Eric P. Newman Education Center – Medical Campus
Joint Recognition Ceremony

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) website »
Master of Science in Medical Physics website »
Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) website »

Occupational Therapy

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

1 p.m. Graham Chapel – Danforth Campus
Diploma Ceremony
OT livestream link and ceremony details »

Program in Occupational Therapy (OT) website »

Physical Therapy

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

1:30 p.m. Khorassan Ballroom, The Chase Park Plaza (off campus)
Diploma Distribution & Hooding Ceremony

Program in Physical Therapy (PT) website »