Commencement 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 W&J Graduates!

Washington & Jefferson College’s 225th Commencement Ceremony for our Spring 2024 graduates; will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the James David Ross Family Recreation Center. We welcome all of those who want to celebrate our 2024 Graduates. Tickets are not required for this year’s commencement ceremony.

Time:                      10:00 a.m. | Doors will open at 8 a.m.
Location:               James David Ross Family Recreation Center, 50 N College St, Washington, PA 15301

1781 Afternoon Tea

Immediately following graduation; everyone is invited to gather for the 1781 Afternoon Tea. Family and friends will have the opportunity to celebrate the graduates, reminisce with faculty and staff, and capture the special moments.


View a livestream of the Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 below which will be held on May 18, 2024. 


The Baccalaureate service for the Class of 2024 is held Friday, May 17, 2024; this event is a non-denominational service held at the Church of the Covenant.

Time:                      5:30 p.m.
Location:               Church of the Covenant, 267 E Beau St, Washington, PA 15301

Parent and Family Reception

A special Parent and Family Reception is open to all parents and family members immediately following the Baccalaureate service.

Important Student Information

Commencement Ceremony - Saturday, May 18, 2024

Graduates will line up at Old Main and should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. where they will receive their room assignment.

ROTC Officers Commissioning Ceremony - Friday, May 17, 2024

Ceremnoy will take place in the Old Main Chapel at 12:00 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service - Friday, May 17, 2024

Graduates should arrive at Old Main no later than 5:00 p.m. for a class photo. After the class photo graduates will line up inside of Old Main for the processional.

Cap and Gown Distribution at the W&J College Campus Store

Cap and gown pick up will occur every Friday in May during Campus Store hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All graduates who have paid their graduation fee can pick up their cap & gown May 3, May 10, or May 17.

The week of commencement, we will have special cap & gown pick-up on Thursday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; or Saturday, May 18, from 7 a.m. until graduation.

Campus Information


Use the interactive map to the right for turn-by-turn directions to the appropriate parking lots.

General Parking: We invite guests to utilize the Grant Lot and the lower level of the Church of the Covenant's parking lot. W&J will be provide convenient shuttle service from the Grant Lot.

Handicap Parking: Please use the Lincoln Lot for handicap access.

Photography & Videography

A professional photographer was at the ceremony to take a photograph of each graduate receiving their diploma. Proofs of these photos are available HERE in the weeks following commencement. Photographs are available for purchase.