Commencement 2018

Commencement Ceremony Details

All-University Commencement: May 18, 2018, Brookings Quadrangle at 8:30 a.m.

PACS Recognition Ceremony and Diploma Distribution will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), Main Auditorium, 1st Floor.

Graduates receive individual recognition at this ceremony.  Their names will be called as they walk across stage and he or she will get their diploma, photo taken with their respective Program Director, and their hooding photo with Dr. William Clark, Program Director.

  • Help celebrate the Class of 2018 by sharing your tweets, photos, and videos using the university’s official commencement hashtag: #WashU18
  • The ceremony should conclude about 2:00 p.m.
  • Reception immediately following
  • Questions regarding the PACS Recognition Ceremony can be directed to

Parking on Danforth and Medical School Campuses

Parking will be very limited on the Danforth and Medical School campuses during the Commencement Ceremonies; please take this into consideration when you are making your plans for the day.  You may wish to take MetroLink if you are able to.  Below is some information related to parking on both the Danforth and Medical School campuses.

  • Danforth Campus Parking Information
  • Medical School Parking: Unfortunately, parking is very limited on the Medical School campus.  The only spaces that may be available is parking in the garages. The Metro (located down the street from EPNEC) and Clayton Garages charge approximately $2/hr and BJC is 2/hr.
    • Disabled Accessibility Parking: The university provides designated parking areas for those who are mobility-impaired across campus. However, because of the tremendous demand on university Parking Services’ resources, neither the university nor PACS can meet individual requests from those with special parking needs. One option for families wishing to attend the PACS ceremony is to drop off guests with special needs in the circle drive adjacent to EPNEC.
    • Danforth Campus: Accessibility and Accessible Parking
    • Medical School Campus: Maps and Directions

Severe Weather Plan

Updates on the severe weather plan will be posted on the university’s website by 7 a.m. on the morning of Commencement.

Sign Language and CART Services

An American Sign Language interpreter and CART captioning services will be present during the PACS Recognition ceremony.