Commencement 2024

The University of the District of Columbia’s 47th Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

This is a closed event. Only ticketed guests will be admitted. Credentialed media should RSVP to Rachel Perrone at

Commencement Live

A live stream of the Commencement ceremony will be available for all who want to help celebrate our graduating students.

Rashida Jones

47th Annual Commencement Ceremony Keynote Speaker —Rashida Jones, President, MSNBC

Rashida Jones is President of MSNBC, the premier destination for breaking news, award-winning journalism, in-depth analysis and informed perspectives. She is responsible for oversight of all programming, editorial units, business development and technical operations as well as MSNBC Films, a division of MSNBC that produces and acquires documentary features and short films for distribution across the NBCUniversal News Group platforms. Jones also oversaw the launch of the MSNBC hub on Peacock marking the expansion of MSNBC’s streaming footprint.

Read her full bio here →

Commencement Program