MD Commencement

Commencement 2020 Announcement

Washington University has made the difficult decision to cancel May Commencement ceremonies, including the MD Commencement ceremony, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.

We know this is incredibly disappointing for our graduating students, their families, those who have dedicated countless hours to planning this event, and everyone looking forward to celebrating our students’ hard work.

We are assessing ways to gather our community to give the Class of 2020 an appropriate send-off. Please be on the lookout for more details.


About MD Commencement

Washington University School of Medicine MD Commencement ceremony is held on a Friday in mid May each year. The MD program kicks off the celebration the previous night with a reception for graduates and their families and guests.

MD graduates attend the morning all-university ceremony on the Danforth Campus, as well as a separate afternoon Commencement Recognition Ceremony downtown.