ArtSci Recognition 2017

College of Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony

Recognizing Our Graduates 

Every May, graduating seniors are joined by their friends, family, faculty, and peers in a heartfelt celebration of achievement. 

The next Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 8:30 am. At this ceremony, each graduate is recognized by name and proceeds across the stage in the iconic Brookings Quadrangle. At the College’s reception on Friday, May 18, following the All-University Commencement, graduates may collect their actual diplomas.

The 2017 Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony took place on May 18. You can view the entire 2017 ceremony below.

About the Recognition Ceremony

Location 

The College holds its Recognition Ceremony in the Brookings Quadrangle, a green space that also serves as the location for the All-University Commencement. If it rains, the Ceremony is held outdoors. Only in the event of severe weather, such as a forecast thunderstorm, will the event move indoors. Tickets are only required for the indoor location. For additional information regarding weather, please see the section entitled Weather Plan.

Alternate Viewing Options

For individuals sensitive to the elements, several nearby lecture halls offer closed-circuit viewing of the event:

January Hall, Room 110

Brown Hall, Room 100

Busch Hall, Room 100

In addition, the ceremony is streamed live and may be viewed off campus. 

Accessibility

Three entrances to the Quadrangle are ramped for wheelchair access including the entrances south and north of Ridgley Hall and between Duncker and Cupples I Halls. Once inside the Brookings Quadrangle, guests with special needs will be assisted by one of the ushers for proper seating.

Accessibility maps and information about buildings on campus can be found on our Facilities website.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be present during Commencement and during individual school ceremonies.

Weather Plan

The College of Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony is moved from the Brookings Quadrangle to the Field House in the Athletic Complex if a weather-related situation prevails. The undergraduate ceremony will be held indoors if violent weather endangers the safety of graduates and guests or if inclement weather in the days leading up to the Ceremony destroys/threatens the grounds of the Brookings Quandrangle.

Seating is limited in the Field House.  Each graduate will receive two tickets for guest seating inside the Field House.  Additional guests may view the ceremony from other campus locations.  Graduates will receive their tickets and more information about the ceremony when they pick up their academic regalia in May. 

Additional Details

A professional photographer photographs each graduate, and the proofs are emailed to students shortly after the ceremony.

Additional questions can be directed to 314-935-8252 or artsci-asrecog@email.wustl.edu.