Goucher College's 132nd Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. on the Margaret M. Winslow Great Lawn, with President Kent Devereaux presiding over the ceremony. Please check back to this website in the coming weeks for more information. 

Date & Time

The Class of 2023 Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

Previous ceremonies have been approximately 2.5 hours.


The Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine, on the Winslow Great Lawn. Goucher will adhere to all state and national public health guidance for physical distancing, face coverings, and other measures due to the continuing pandemic, should there be any.

Winslow Great Lawn is between the Athenaeum (#2) and Katharine and Jane Welsh Hall (#14) on the Campus Map (PDF).


The keynote speaker will be announced at a later date. Please check back in the coming weeks.

Graduation Ceremonies


We invite all graduates, families, friends, faculty, and staff to reflect on the meaning of the college experience and the transition of Commencement through responsive readings, prayers from many religious and ethnic traditions in different languages, music, and reflections from a graduate and a faculty or staff member.



The Goucher community is cordially invited to celebrate the academic and artistic achievements of its students at the annual Convocation celebration. Convocation not only recognizes students who have earned academic honors but also celebrates artistic and civic achievements. A variety of honors and awards will be bestowed.


Affinity Graduation Ceremonies

Affinity Graduation Ceremonies honor the accomplishments and experiences of Goucher graduates from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities. These ceremonies highlight the personal and academic successes that have shaped a student’s journey at Goucher College. While celebrating common experiences, Affinity Graduation Ceremonies also provide an opportunity for reflection, gratitude, and inspiration for aspiring seniors.

Affinity Graduation Ceremonies


For those attending from out of town, see a list of nearby hotels. A Goucher discount may be available, so please ask, but pricing is at the discretion of the hotel.

On-campus housing will not be available for those students not already residing on campus.

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