Winter Class of 2018 / Spring Class of 2019

Greetings Graduating Class:

Point of Contact:

Students can contact Melinda Jennings – Graduating Class Advisor at, 202.274.6823, text her at 202.329-4211.

Hello Seniors!!

I will be hosting monthly Graduating Class Meetings to further prepare you for Commencement 2019. Please do your best attend. I will still send out agendas and newsletters to keep you in the loop if you cannot attend meetings. See the schedule below for more information.

Note: We will have meetings at both the Van Ness and 801 N. Capitol St. NE locations. Feel free to attend either based on your schedule, as the same information will be given.

Admit Cards and Announcements

Pick-Up Locations: Community College Lobby and Van Ness Student Center, B-02 

Monday, April 15th 9:30 am – 11: 30 am / 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 18th 9:30 am – 11:30 am/ 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Monday, April 22nd 9:30 am – 11:30 am/ 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23rd 9:30 am – 11:30 am / 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Monday, April 29th 9:30 am – 11:30 am/ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd 9:30 am – 11:30 am / 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 8th

9:30 am- 11:30 am


 Immediately following Commencement rehearsal

You MUST show your UDC ID to collect your tickets and announcements and pick up your items in person; no exceptions.

Please pick up your tickets from your respective campus; i.e. if you are graduating from the Community College, you must pick up at the Community College.  If you are graduating from the Van Ness Campus, you must pick up at the Van Ness Campus location.
If you are traveling from out of state and are unable to pick up in person (Fall Graduates), please contact me directly and I’ll make arrangements.
Remember, all students will receive six (6) admit cards and announcements; no exceptions
If there are extra tickets available, they will be given out after Commencement rehearsal.
*Do not ask me to put you on a list before I announce extra tickets are available.*

Order Regalia

Click link to open up UDC Regalia Website

Jostens - Order your regalia for commencement

Senior Class Meetings

Community College 801 North Capitol Street NE: Multipurpose Room 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, February 8th

Friday, March 1st

Friday, April 5th

Friday, May 3rd

Van Ness Campus: Building 44, Rm A03 |  11:30 am-1:00 pm

Saturday, February 9th

Saturday, March 2nd * Note, Meet in Building 44 Rm 204

Saturday, April 6th

Saturday, May 4th

Senior Class Pictures with Earl Howard Studios:

Tuesday, March 26th

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UDC Van Ness Student Center, Ballroom B

Wednesday, March 27th

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

UDC Community College, Multi-Purpose Room

*$20 Sitting Fee Required*

If you miss either of these dates, you are welcome to go to the studio on your own! Schedule an appointment at  (202) 582-1100

Earl Howard Studios

2528 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020

Jostens Class Ring Event

Jostens Class Ring Display: Special sale prices and interest-free payment plan available!

April 22nd, Community College, Lobby 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

April 23rd, Van Ness Campus, Heritage Hall 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Commencement Rehearsal and Grad Finale

May 8th , UDC Theatre of the Arts, 5:00 pm

2019 Commencement

May 11th , Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 10:00 am

Career Services First Destination Survey:

Complete your survey with the link below.

Contact the Office of Career Services by calling 202.274.6920 or emailing us at If you are still looking for a job or internship we highly suggest coming in for an appointment, our services are open for current students and alumni up to 2 years after graduation.

Commencement Regalia/Cap and Gown

I have not heard anything regarding an extension to order regalia online. Students will have to order and purchase their regalia in person at the UDC Bookstore. Payments will be due by March 29th . If an online extension is granted, I’ll let you know.

UDC National Alumni Society (UDCNAS)

It’s not too early to get involved as alumni of the University of the District of Columbia! See below for event opportunities!

Saturday, March 30th
UDCNAS Annual Business Meeting
Windows Lounge
1:00 PM

Thursday, May 9th

UDCNAS Senior Class Toast

Location and Time TBD