Congratulations, Gorloks!

The Office of Academic Affairs invites graduates from the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 to celebrate your Webster degree. All graduates and guests must be registered.

MORE COMMENCEMENT DETAILS

Effective March 28, mask wearing is optional campus-wide at the Webster Groves main campus. This update is based on suggested policy by the CDC, local and regional health organizations and the coronavirus data from our community and the region. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals and those with health risks that make them susceptible to COVID-19.

We will not be asking for proof of vaccination from anyone attending the event. As this is an ever-evolving situation, we may adjust these protocols closer to the event date. Read the University's COVID-19 procedures and policies.

Djibril Diallo

Djibril Diallo Named Commencement Speaker

Djibril Diallo

Djibril Diallo, president and CEO of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN), will be 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.  

Graduation ceremony

Main Ceremony

The main ceremony will feature a guest speaker and University leadership. Only undergraduates may attend the main ceremony; there will be reserved locations across campus where the ceremony will be live-streamed for your guests.

Individual School/College Ceremonies

During these ceremonies, graduates will walk across the stage to receive their degrees. Graduates and their guests must RSVP for these in-person ceremonies, following COVID-19 protocol.

 

 

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Time Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m. Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates (no guests)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Loretto Hilton College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students 
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology undergraduates
2:30-4:30 p.m. Loretto Hilton ALL Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
2:30-4:30 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology MBA and doctoral students*
5:30-7:30 p.m. Loretto Hilton ALL School of Education graduates (undergraduate and graduate)
5:30-7:30 p.m. Grant Gymnasium ALL School of Communication graduates (undergraduate and graduate)

*MBA and Doctoral Students: Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Management

Time Location Group
9-11 a.m. Grant Gymnasium College of Arts and Sciences graduate students 
1-3 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology MA students**
5-7 p.m. Grant Gymnasium George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology MS, MPA, MHA students***

**MA Students: Business & Organizational Security Management, Human Resources Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management & Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Development, Procurement & Acquisition Management
***MS, MPA, MHA Students: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Marketing, Space Systems Operations Management, Master of Public Administration, Master of Health Administration

Time and Date Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates (no guests)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Undergraduate students
9-11 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 Grant Gymnasium Graduate students

Time Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates
(no guests)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Grant Gymnasium Undergraduate students
2:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Grant Gymnasium MBA and doctoral students*
1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 Grant Gymnasium MA students**
5-7 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022 Grant Gymnasium MS, MPA, MHA students***

*MBA and Doctoral Students: Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Management
**MA Students: Business & Organizational Security Management, Human Resources Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, International Business, Management & Leadership, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Development, Procurement & Acquisition Management
***MS, MPA, MHA Students: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Marketing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Health Administration

Time Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates
(no guests)
2:30-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Undergraduate and graduate students

Time Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates
(no guests)
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Grant Gymnasium Undergraduate and graduate students

Time Location Group
8:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Main ceremony for all undergraduates
(no guests)
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022 Loretto Hilton Undergraduate and graduate students

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Previous Graduation Ceremonies and Celebrations

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 & Sciences

Walker School of Business & Technology

 
December Toast to Webster U. graduates

Grads: December Toast Dec. 17

December Toast to Webster U. graduates

The Office of Academic Affairs invites you and two guests to celebrate your Webster degree! December Toast will include 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. Followed by a reception.

Dec. 17, 2021, 4:30-6:30 Central Time
Community Music School on the main campus
535 Garden Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119

We ask that all guests please wear a mask except when eating and drinking at all University events. We strongly encourage all visitors to be fully vaccinated. (Please note that current University COVID-19 protocols require that faculty, staff and students not only wear masks but provide proof of vaccination status.) These measures are designed to maintain a safe environment for the Webster University community.

December Toast 2020
2020 Commencement
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