The main ceremony features a guest speaker and University leadership. Undergraduate and graduate students may attend the main ceremony.
Individual School/College Ceremonies
During these ceremonies, graduates walk across the stage to receive their degrees. Graduates and their guests must RSVP for these ceremonies.
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Previous Graduation Ceremonies and Celebrations
May 2023 Commencement
To watch recordings from the May 2023 Commencement, please visit our Webster University's 2023 Commencement Ceremonies page.
May 2022 Commencement
Webster was honored to have Dr. Djibril Diallo, president and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), as the commencement speaker for Webster University's 103rd Commencement. Diallo has a distinguished career in international relations, diplomacy and human development, particularly in advocacy for issues affecting the African continent and victims of the AIDS epidemic. As chief executive of ARDN, Diallo leads the organization's "Pathway to Solutions" initiative, which aims to popularize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to increase public understanding of the role and functions of the UN.
The 2022 Commencement also welcomed back graduates from 2020 and 2021 to participate in our in-person ceremonies.
2021 Virtual Ceremonies from Individual Schools and Colleges
The virtual commencement ceremonies include all of the pomp and circumstance of our traditional main ceremony. The event commences with a virtual flag ceremony followed by speeches from University leadership including Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the “Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century,” delivers the commencement address to our graduates. The chair of the Webster University board of trustees shares words of encouragement and the Alumni Association board president officially welcomes the class of 2021 into its global network of over 200,000 Gorloks. Once a Gorlok, always a Gorlok!
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
School of Communications
School of Education
College of Arts and Sciences
Walker School of Business & Technology
Grads: December Toast Dec. 17
The 2021 December Toast included remarks from academic leaders and our guest speaker, two-time Webster alumnus Neal Richardson, '09, MBA '12, executive director of The St. Louis Development Corporation, and was followed by a reception.
December Toast 2020
On December 11, 2020, Webster's academic leaders and guest speaker Jovita Foster, vice president and general counsel at Drury Hotels and Webster University Trustee, shared remarks and congratulations to our August, October and December graduates.
Virtual Commencement Ceremony 2020
Hear commencement addresses from commencement speaker Vlad Ivkovic, Chair of the Board Rob Reeg, Chancellor Beth Stroble, President Julian Schuster and greetings from the academic deans, and see the names of more than 4,700 graduates worldwide scroll across the screen.
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