Storify: GW fervor takes National Mall

GW Commencement 2013

Tracking Commencement 2013, from start to finish, through photos and tweets.

  1. 18,000 chairs, four scaffold towers, 10 tents, in 14hr work day. 4 days until #gwu commencement #2013gwgrad @GWUevent http://pic.twitter.com/xpPJcCvVdt
  2. .@kerrywashington Your seat is ready at #GWU Commencement! See you here soon. #2013GWGrad http://pic.twitter.com/MDgStG1G7l
  3. Mazel to all of my friends graduating, especially my amazing great grand big Dani!! Go forth & change the world! #GWCommencement #aephi
  4. Guess Foggy Bottom decided to live up to its name today. #2013GWgrad #gwu
  5. A foggy morning didn’t ruin the splendor of a ceremony on the nation’s backyard. 
  6. Currently standing between USingers and the GW Band on this beautiful morning on the mall. #BestJobEVER #2013GWgrad #onlyatgw
  7. .@GWBAND is playing Pomp and Circumstance as the graduates take center stage on the mall #gwmusic #gwu #2013GWGRAD http://pic.twitter.com/lKzT3qBj6j
  8. Faculty took the stage in front of thousands of graduating students and their families. 
  9. Happy #GWU Commencement Day from the national mall! http://pic.twitter.com/nynFYrutEe
  10. Kerry Washington showed up with excitement and a smile.
  11. “@danielwein: “Ladies & gentlemen, your #GWCommencement speaker, Dr. @KerryWashington.” http://pic.twitter.com/4P0xmrXWIv” SURREAL! #humbled
  12. With President Knapp’s conferral comes the throwing of caps and glee.
  13. As #GWU President Knapp confers degrees on Class of 2013, congrats to all graduates! #GWCommencement http://pic.twitter.com/IzIBF2XuQj
  14. @kerrywashington thank you for an amazing and inspired speech. I’m honored to share this day with you. Congratulations! #2013GWGRAD #GWU
  15. It was a pleasure hearing @kerrywashington speak at the #GWU Commencement Ceremony! What an inspiration.
  16. Just a little disappointed that @kerrywashington didn’t give a King Hugo shout out but it was a good speech otherwise. Thanks Kerry! #GWU
  17. The only place more impressive than where you stood today, is where you will stand tomorrow.
    Congrats #2013GWGRADs #GWCommencement #GWU

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