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Walter E Washington Convention CenterThe Board of Trustees

President Ronald Mason, Jr. J.D.

University Faculty and Graduating Class of the

University of the District of Columbia

cordially invite you to the

2022

Commencement Convocation

Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10am

Commencement Ceremonies will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC

ADA Accessibility

Requirements for Guests attending UDC Commencement

  • Face masks must be worn for all guests three years of age and older.
  • Tickets are required for admittance to Commencement Hall.
  • Guests must have their tickets. Children three and older will require a ticket. An adult must accompany children at all times.
  • All guests, age twelve and older, must be fully vaccinated prior to attending Commencement
  • Guests must have proof of vaccination via a digital copy of the vaccination or vaccine card.
  • If there is no proof of vaccination, guests must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony (Wednesday, May 11).
  • Guests with a medical or religious exemption must show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the ceremony (Wednesday, May 11).
  • Unvaccinated guests with medical conditions are encouraged to view Commencement online via the commencement website.

COVID-19 Protocol for Commencement

All Commencement participants (including children three years of age and older) must be fully vaccinated (one shot from Johnson & Johnson; two shots from Pfizer or Moderna) and wear masks. KN95, N95, or KF94 are strongly encouraged. We will provide KN95 masks for UDC graduates, faculty, staff, and volunteers participating in Commencement. Graduates or guests exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend Commencement.

The following are additional requirements for UDC graduates and guests attending Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14. These measures are subject to change.

  • The University will follow all current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.
  • Doors to Commencement Hall will open at 9:00 am (one hour before) and close at 9:45 am (once the processional begins). Doors will reopen after the processional is complete.
  • Graduates who are cleared to participate will receive only four (4) general admission tickets.
  • Students, faculty, and staff participating in Commencement must wear regalia.
  • The ceremony will also be available via live stream on the Commencement website for all family and friends who cannot attend.

Point of contact for graduating seniors regarding Commencement

Students can contact Melinda Jennings – Graduating Class Advisor at melinda.jennings@udc.edu202.274.6823, text her at 202.329.4211.

Visit the class website at https://www.udc.edu/senior.

Requirements for UDC graduates participating in Commencement

  • Face masks are required.
  • All cleared graduates, including online program students, must have proof of vaccination on file via the Student Health Portal if they plan to attend in-person graduation.
  • UDC Graduates who do not have proof of vaccination will have the option to be tested onsite at the Washington Convention Center. Onsite testing will be provided for UDC students and employees only.
  • Testing will open from 8:00-9:30 am to ensure rapid test results can be read before the 10:00 am ceremony.
  • UDC students and employees with approved vaccination exemptions (religious or medical) must be tested onsite at the Washington Convention Center.
  • Testing will open from 8:00-9:30 am to ensure rapid test results can be read before the 10:00 am ceremony.