2020 Commencement

We are pleased to announce that the official commencement celebrations for the undergraduate and law classes of 2020 will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11.


8:46 a.m. 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration
Stemmons Plaza in front of Huntley Hall
10:00 a.m.

Graduates Line Up

Stemmons Plaza 

10:30 a.m. 2020 Commencement Ceremony
Front Lawn
11:30 a.m. Commencement Lunch
Cannan Green
6:00 p.m. Law Class of 2020 Party with Dinner and Music
Law School Lawn
6:00 p.m. Undergraduate Class of 2020 Party with Dinner and Music
Cannan Green - please note venue change
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Any questions can be sent to

COVID-19 Precautions

Although the Washington and Lee campus is a highly vaccinated community, due to the size of the 2020 Commencement ceremony and the number of visitors in attendance, all attendees, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in all public indoor spaces while on campus and in all buffet food lines, both indoors and outdoors. While not required, we strongly encourage attendees to wear masks at the outdoor Commencement ceremony. We appreciate our alumni, families and friends helping us keep our campus safe.


To help address lodging concerns, we have blocked rooms in Natural Bridge and Staunton and will provide buses to and from the event FOR THESE HOTELS ONLY. There is NO TRANSPORTATION available for guests staying in hotels in Lexington. You will need to get to and from campus on your own.