Photos: Commencement day on the National Mall

Media Credit: Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Eve Wellish, a graduate from the School of Business, poses for a portrait at the Lincoln Memorial.

GW’s school-wide Commencement ceremony typically draws thousands of students, friends and family to the National Mall.

But amid the COVID-19 pandemic, officials instead held a virtual Commencement celebration for the Class of 2020 Sunday and invited all graduates to a ceremony on the National Mall in May 2021. Despite the canceled in-person event, some students still celebrated on the Mall on their graduation day.

Take a look at the day in photos:

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Lydia Deaton (center) puts on lipstick before graduation photos at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Katie Yensen, a graduate of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, poses for a portrait in front of the Reflecting Pool.

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Jan Foreman, a graduate from the Elliott School of International Affairs, poses for a portrait at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Eve Wellish poses for her sister, Hannah Wellish, for graduation photos at the Lincoln Memorial.

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All Lapps photographs Lars Linland in his graduation attire near the Washington Monument. Graduation ceremonies across the country have been canceled or moved online because of COVID-19.

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From left to right: Lydia Deaton, Stavors Couvaras, McKenzie Swain and Gina Kang pose for a group photo after watching the University’s Commencement ceremony online at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Robert Dickson takes a photograph of graduate Matthew Wiggins at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Elisabeth Vogel, a graduate from the Milken Institute School of Public Health, poses for a portrait at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Raphael Marjensberg, a graduate from the Elliott School of International Affairs, poses for a portrait at the Lincoln Memorial.

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