Transporation to the National Mall

Metro service

The Metro system opens at 7 a.m. on Sundays. To get to the Commencement ceremony, guests may take the Metro to the Smithsonian or L’Enfant Plaza station (near the Smithsonian Castle) on the Blue and Orange lines and walk toward the Capitol for seating. Guests may take the Metro to the GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro station, located at 23rd and Eye streets, and walk one block to where shuttle buses will be located.

Shuttle bus service

Shuttle bus service will be available on Eye Street between 21st and 23rd streets. Shuttle buses are for all graduates and guests and will operate continuously from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The buses will depart from the National Mall at designated locations. Guests are advised to board buses no later than 8:15 a.m. if they plan to walk in or watch the academic procession.


A taxi from the GWU/Foggy Bottom Metro station will cost between $9 to $15 depending on the number of people and the amount of traffic.

Source: University Events

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