2018 All-University Commencement Ceremony

May 18, 2018
Brookings Quadrangle

Washington University in St. Louis' 157th Commencement Ceremony will take place Friday, May 18, 2018, beginning at 8:30a in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus. Anne-Marie Slaughter, a renowned foreign policy expert, scholar, and former top State Department official, will give the 2018 Commencement address; learn more about her in this article>>

Streaming video of the ceremony will be broadcast on the Commencement website. A live televised broadcast of the ceremony also can be viewed at the following locations: Brown Hall, Room 100; Busch Hall, Room 100; Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons; and Mallinckrodt Center, Edison Theatre. All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

For full details about this year's Commencement ceremony, visit

Related Events

The following events are being hosted specifically for members of the Sam Fox School:

2018 Architecture Recognition Ceremony>>

2018 Art Recognition Ceremony>>

2018 Sam Fox School Diploma Distribution and Reception>>

2018 Alumni Reception at Commencement>>


Due to Commencement activities and construction, parking on the Danforth Campus is extremely limited. Visit for full details.

Social Media

Help celebrate the Class of 2018 by sharing your tweets, photos, & videos using our official commencement hashtag, #WashU18, & #SamFoxSchool.

Severe Weather Plan

Your safety is our highest priority. If the weather is sufficiently threatening and compromising safety, the undergraduate ceremony will be moved indoors to the Athletic Complex, and graduate degrees will be conferred in Steinberg Auditorium. Seating will be limited. Updates on the severe weather plan will be posted through this link by 7a on the morning of Commencement.