Photo Essay: GW celebrates 2022 Commencement

Media Credit: Jordyn Bailer | Assistant Photo Editor

A graduate stands up among the crowd in celebration at the ceremony on the National Mall.

GW hosted its first in-person spring commencement on the National Mall since 2019 Sunday. Nearly 6,200 graduates, joined by friends and family members, celebrated their hard work and accomplishments.

Auden Yurman | Senior Photo Editor

Thousands of friends and family members celebrated the graduating class of 2022 at the National Mall on Sunday.

Auden Yurman | Senior Photo Editor

Graduates prepare their commencement garb for the culmination of their GW careers.

Auden Yurman | Senior Photo Editor

Sahana Raju, who graduated with a degree in international affairs, plans to move to New York post-graduation.

Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor

Yumna Dahab, a first-generation college graduate, received a degree in systems engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Auden Yurman | Senior Photo Editor

Walking alongside GW faculty and graduates were honorary degree recipients and Monumental Alumni Chuck Todd and Dana Bash, both acclaimed political cable news journalists.

Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor

Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, the recipient of the 2022 George Washington President’s Medal, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony.

Auden Yurman | Senior Photo Editor

A graduate smiles through the crowd.

Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor

Sharonrose Chikuta graduated from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Jordyn Bailer | Assistant Photo Editor

Jared Nelson poses with his family after receiving a master’s degree in management with an analytics for managers certificate. Nelson plans to continue working for a government contractor after graduation.

Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor

Some graduates decorate their caps with meaningful quotes and symbols.

 

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