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Get all the information you need to enjoy your trip to the National Harbor for commencement. We hope to see you there!

Be in the Know! Read the information booklet for your ceremony and get prepared for commencement. This book contains important information for you and your guests. If you have questions, please email

Graduate Information Book

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Undergraduate Information Book

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Hotel Accommodations

The Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center room block for the 2015 ceremony is now open with a discounted rate of $199.00/night. Please reserve your room, to ensure you receive the discounted rate. The room block rate will be available through May 26, 2015 or until sold out, whichever comes first, so book your stay today!

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About the Gaylord

Take a virtual tour of the Gaylord, located directly on the Potomac River just minutes away from downtown Washington, D.C. Experience fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool, and a 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center, along with a rooftop lounge for evening entertainment.

Take a look inside the Gaylord

About the National Harbor

The National Harbor is a place to stay, work, and play, with more than 20 restaurants, 30 unique shops, including the new Tanger Outlet center, attractions for all ages, and easy access to downtown Washington, D.C. from two piers. View more information about the National Harbor and how to make the most out of your stay.

Directions & Parking

The Gaylord is located eight miles north of Washington, D.C. and is accessible from I-495 and I-295. It may not register on GPS, so
please consult the most current driving directions.

Parking is available in the hotel parking garage and guests of the Gaylord will receive a $5 discount off the daily self-parking rate. Additional parking is available in the harbor.


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