University Wide Events

Gallaudet hosts a variety of university wide events for students, staff, faculty & alumni that you can join virtually or in person on campus.


2023 Commencement Speakers

On Friday, May 12, 2023, family, friends, and community will gather to celebrate our Class of 2023 graduating students' accomplishments as they receive their diplomas. Speaking to them are the following keynote and student speakers. Dr. Annelies Kusters is an Associate Professor in Sign Language...


Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver Gallaudet University’s 152nd Commencement Address

Apple CEO Tim Cook Student Commencement Speaker Molly Feanny Makes Official Announcement on Twitter with Apple CEO Washington, DC, April 16, 2022 – Gallaudet University announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the university’s commencement address on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the...


Gallaudet University Celebrates 146th Commencement

Gallaudet University conferred 227 undergraduate and 180 graduate degrees during its 146th Commencement exercises, held at the university's Field House on Friday, May 13, 2016.* Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins, E-'77, a deaf advocate, athlete, scholar, educator, and performing artist, served as the Commencement speaker and...


Gallaudet University Celebrates 144th Commencement

Gallaudet University conferred 216 undergraduate and 178 graduate degrees at its 144th Commencement exercises, held in the University's Field House on May 17.*Commencement was highlighted by a motivational address to the Class of 2013 by U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former Gallaudet trustee Ray LaHood,...


Commencement 2022

Approximately 420 students – 220 undergraduate and 200 graduate – are expected to receive their degrees at Gallaudet’s 152nd Commencement on Friday, May 13 in the Field House. This will be the first face-to-face Commencement since 2019, and the first time that there have been...


Previous Commencement Awards

Each year in May, we recognize the accomplishments of graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence and exceptional leadership in their fields. This page serves as an archive of past commencement awards.

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