The College will hold its Recognition Ceremony in historic Francis Olympic Field, which will also serve as the the site for the university-wide Commencement ceremony. This is a rain or shine event.
Alternate Viewing Options
The ceremony will be streamed live to Seigle Hall Room L006 and may also be viewed off campus. The live stream link is available on our Arts & Sciences Graduation website.
General information, including accessibility maps and information about buildings on campus can be found on our Facilities website.
For those needing to drop off guests with accessibility needs, please enter via Forsyth Boulevard and northbound Wallace Drive and follow the posted signage to the designated drop-off location.
Accessible parking is available to those displaying a state-issued accessible placard or license plate in the Danforth University Center Garage (DUC) (200). Accessible parking in the DUC Garage may only be accessed via Wallace Drive and Forsyth Boulevard.
Entrances into Francis Olympic Field are accessible. Once inside the field, ushers are available to assist with 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 recognition ceremonies.
We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for the Arts & Sciences Recognition ceremony. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 8. Please note, wheelchairs for the University-wide Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 15 must be reserved seperately.
In order to meet the needs of guests requiring transportation assistance on the morning of the ceremony, we anticipate that golf carts will circulate around the interior of the Danforth Campus from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with limited service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information on the golf cart pick-up locations and their route through campus, see this map.
Visitors may park in the following university parking garages: the East End (201), Millbrook, and Snow Way (202, 204).
Guests are strongly encouraged to take a hotel shuttle, taxi, or ride-sharing service. Shuttles, Uber, Lyft, and taxi drivers may drop off guests in the lot south of Simon Hall (168). This lot is only accessible via Forsyth Boulevard and Wallace Drive. A secondary drop-off location will be directly in the designated pickup/drop-off area on the south side of Mallinckrodt (150).
Restroom & Water Locations
The closest restroom locations to the Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony are located in Seigle Hall (166), and Simon Hall (168). These buildings will remain open to the public throughout the day. Restrooms will also be available on Francis Olympic Field (131) but with limited capacity.
Washington University is committed to being a national leader in sustainability. Three refillable water stations will be located in close proximity to the ceremony: one on the east side of Francis Olympic Field, one on the west side of Francis Olympic Field, and one by the north entrance of Simon Hall. Please bring refillable water bottles and refill them at any of the aforementioned locations.
At this event, graduates will be recognized individually by major. A professional photographer photographs each graduate, and the proofs are emailed to students shortly after the ceremony. The Ceremony should conclude about 11:00 a.m. The event will also be streamed live on our graduation website.
Celebrate Your Graduate
Bear Necessities will have two booths set up at the Field House and on Mudd Field before the A&S Recongition ceremony for you to purchase flowers, gifts and more for the 2023 Commencement weekend! Bear Necessities is the non-profit store on campus, associated with the Women’s Society of Washington University. Proceeds from sales at the store and on the website go towards scholarships and student projects. You can also place your order in advance and pick up your order at one of their booths before the ceremony.
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