Webster students in graduation regalia lined up for Commencement

Main Ceremony

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.

Please check this page for updates regarding 2024 Commencement dates and details.

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

December Toast to Webster U. graduates

Grads: December Toast Dec. 17

December Toast to Webster U. graduates

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
2020 Commencement
Commencement News