2013 Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

Kerry Washington returned to her alma mater for the to address graduates at the George Washington University’s 2013 Commencement ceremony on the National Mall.

Commencement 2013

Individual Photos

A professional photographer from GradImages took individual photos of graduates as they crossed the stage during the school celebrations. Graduates should have received an email link and free passport-sized digital proof of their photos within three to seven days following the celebrations. Graduates can place their orders online or call 800-261-2576.

Individual photos of students were be taken during the 2013 University Commencement.

Celebration DVDs

Graduates and parents can purchase DVDs of school celebrations and Commencement from CYP Audio/Video Service, LLC by:

2013 Highlights

The 2013 commencement speaker was Kerry Washington, an actress, activist and GW alum,  who spoke to an estimated crowd of nearly 25,000 and received an honorary degree from GW. Thad Allen, a M.P.A. alumni '86 and former 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral, and Harriet Mayor Fulbright, a M.F.A. alumna 75' and lifetime international education advocate, also received honorary degrees. Graduating senior Alexandar Zafran was slected as the student speaker for the ceremony.
Read more in GW Today.


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Commencement Highlights

GW In One Word

Kerry Washington - 2013

2013 Timelapse

Student Speaker Alexander Zafran

Commencement Speaker: Thad Allen

Commencement Speaker: Harriet Mayor Fulbright