May 2024 Commencement

Congratulations Graduates!

Trinity celebrated its 121st commencement with two ceremonies held May 17 and 18, 2024. Despite rainy conditions, hundreds of family and friends gathered to applaud the graduates as they received their degrees. More than 360 graduates comprise the class of 2024 – most received their diplomas in this spring celebration, while others already received theirs during Trinity’s winter graduation.  Click here to Browse, Download and Purchase Photos

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During the ceremony held Friday, May 17, degrees were presented to students in the School of Professional Studies, the School of Business and Graduate Studies, and the School of Education.

The soon-to-be graduates were addressed by Ms. Chaka Asaskiwa Alexander ’24, summa cum laude who congratulated her classmates on their incredible accomplishment. Speeches were also given by Dean Thomas Mostowy of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, and Dean Christine Gorowara of the School of Education. Read their remarks as well as those of President McGuire.

Despite intermittent rain, the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18th was held outside to accommodate as many family and friends as possible. Degrees were presented to graduates of the Early College Academy, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing and Health Professions, including 23 dreamers. The President of the Red Class of 2024, Ms. Karla Lizeth Núñez Pérez ’24 — summa cum laude and a dreamer herself — gave a rousing speech to her fellow graduates, while the deans and the president deferred their comments given the weather, allowing degree presentations to begin more quickly. Read the prepared remarks.

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Schedule of Events:

Spring Commencement: PGS and EDU
Friday May 17, 2024: 5:00pm,
Front Lawn
The School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPS, BGS) and School of Education (EDU) Commencement

Spring Commencement: CAS, NHP and ECA
Saturday May 18, 2024: 11:00am, Front Lawn
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); The School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) and The Early College Academy (ECA) Commencement

See Full Schedule at: May 2024 Schedule – Commencement


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All anticipated May graduates should expect to receive initial communication via email from Student Affairs.  This Dean’s Letter will provide an overview of the ceremony, guest information, regalia sales dates, and more!

Are you ready to enjoy the big day in May 2024? Please review the Commencement Checklist and make plans to take care of all pending academic and financial matters well in advance of Commencement Weekend.

Review the Commencement Instructions to assist you with planning for Commencement.

Be sure to RSVP by Friday, May 10, 2024

Please complete the May 2024 Graduation Survey to share your experience and plans for post-graduation!

Please complete the Alumnae/i Contact Card to receive updates and information from Trinity after you graduate!

Congratulations! Questions? Contact Trinity Commencement Central: 202-884-9611


Graduation regalia includes a black cap, black gown, black tassel, and an Academic Hood or Collar.  These items are required for graduates to process and participate in the Commencement Ceremony.  Spring 2024 Graduates will receive their Academic Hood or collar on the day of graduation when they check in.

Regalia Purchase: Business Office, located in Main Hall 114 (1st floor)
Regalia Pickup: Student Affairs, located in Main Hall 223 (2nd floor)

Regalia Sales and Pickup will begin on Monday, April 22, 2024, continuing through Thursday, May 16, 2024, during the following hours:

  • Mondays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fridays: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • And on Saturday, May 4, 2024: 9:00 am—2:00 pm

Trinity Gear, Class Rings, Announcements, and Diploma Frames

Trinity Logo Gear:  Take a look at our online 24/7 Trinity Washington University Trinity Spirit Shop for all your Trinity Gear including Alumnae/Alumni and Class of 2024 selections! Shop now at:

Class Rings: Showcase your Trinity Washington University pride in style with our collection of stunning class rings. Browse our multiple designs and order a ring that celebrates your Trinity Washington University accomplishments and your style at:

Announcements: Share your pride with friends and family with Announcements! A range of selections to customize.

Diploma Frames: Your Success Deserves the Best!  To order Customized Diploma and Certificate Frames go to Framing Success at: