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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


Commencement Convocation

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10 am

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

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW

Washington, DC

ADA Accessibility


Commencement Speaker: Congressman Maxwell A. Frost

Requirements for Guests attending UDC Commencement

  • 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.

Point of contact for graduating students regarding Commencement

Graduating Class Administrator:

Dr. Trelaunda Beckett-Jones, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Email: tbeckett@udc.edu, Tel: 202.274.6415 (office), 202.510.2180 (office cell—text messages can be received at this number).

Graduating Class Advisor:

Ms. Valerie Lewis-Taylor, Director, Student Life and Services
Email: Valerie.lewistaylor@udc.edu, Tel: 202.274.7213

Visit the class website at https://www.udc.edu/student-life/graduating-students/.

Requirements for UDC graduates participating in Commencement

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