Winter Graduation 2023

This year, we are so pleased to host in-person commencements in both January and May.  December 2022 and August 2022 graduates are invited to participate in graduation ceremonies in the Trinity Center on January 5th or 6th, 2023.  The ceremonies will take place by academic unit.

Winter Commencements (in the Trinity Center)

Thursday, January 5, 6:00 pm:  BGS, SPS and EDU

Friday, January 6, 6:00 pm:  CAS and NHP

Winter 2011 Graduation Review

Livestream Graduation right here.

BGS, SPS, EDU Ceremony, January 5th

CAS & NHP Ceremony, January 6th

Please note that when we are indoors at the Trinity Center for winter commencements, we have to limit the number of guests per graduate, and guests must present tickets.  We will send out instructions about the number of guests per graduate and how to obtain the tickets directly to graduates.

This moment is the culmination of years of hard work on your part, and we want to recognize and celebrate your achievements.  Please review the information below and be familiar with the details for graduation including the event dates by school, instructions for graduates and please be sure to complete the online RSVP form to let us know your plans.  Graduates can defer participation in the January ceremonies and instead participate in May 2023 if they wish.

Graduation Clearance

The Enrollment Services Office has communicated directly with you concerning academic requirements for graduation and about settling your accounts in time for graduation. You are responsible to pay attention to these directions and to settle your accounts in a timely manner in order to graduate.  If you have questions about your status, please contact Enrollment Services at 202-884-9530 or  Please review the Commencement Checklist to be sure you are on track to graduate!


Graduate are able to invite up to 10 guests to attend the ceremony.  Guests are welcome to arrive 1 hour prior to the ceremony.  On campus parking is on a first come, first serve basis, and we encourage the use of public transportation.  All guests will be required to wear a mask indoors.  Tickets are required for all guests and will be issued to graduates beginning on Tuesday December 6th, once they complete their RSVP form.  The ceremonies will each last about one hour.  Please visit the Commencement website to access the live-stream on the day of Commencement.

Regalia Purchase: Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel

You may purchase your academic regalia at the Business Office, located in the Main Hall 114 (1st floor) beginning on Monday November 28, 2022, through Wednesday January 4, 2023.   

The prices for regalia are:

Associate’s Degree: Cap, Gown, Black Tassel $29.50 and Collar: $20.25
Bachelor’s Degrees (Undergraduate): Cap, Gown, Black Tassel $29.50 and Hood: $25.00
Master’s Degrees (Graduate): Cap, Gown, Black Tassel $31.00 and Hood: $25.75

You can decorate your mortarboard (cap) or leave it as is with elegant black, it is up to you!  A black tassel is included in your graduation order and is the required tassel to wear for Commencement.  Cap and Gown Distribution will begin on Tuesday December 6, 2022 through January 4, 2023. Once purchased, graduates can pick up Cap and Gown from Student Affairs, Main 223. Pick up will be on Tuesdays 12pm – 5pm; Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 8am – 5pm, and Saturday December 17 from 8am – 2pm. You can also pickup your tickets (10 per graduate) at this time. Graduates will receive their collar or hood at check in at the Trinity Center for the in-person ceremony on graduation day.

Stay Connected!

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

Graduation Accessories
Trinity Logo Gear
Trinity Spirit Shop! Our online 24/7 Trinity Washington University Spirit Shop is officially up and running. Trinity apparel is available for online purchase. 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:

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


Remember: You must RSVP about your Commencement participation by Monday January 2, 2023; use the online form at

Trinity Washington University Commencement Central


Photos from the Winter Graduation ceremony will be available to view and purchase starting Friday, January 13, 2023.