Commencement Student Info

Commencement Contact Info

Uniformed Services University Commencement Office
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: (301) 295-2114
Fax: (301) 295-1943

Did you know...

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences charter class of 1980 graduated just 29 members. Although these pathfinders were the first to graduate from the nation's only federal health sciences university, they paved the way for thousands to follow. Today, over 7,200 health practitioners and scientists are USU alumni.


Commencement Information for Students

Invitations, Tickets, Announcements and Activities

Each graduate of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing is given ten engraved invitations and tickets to the Commencement exercises.

Entrance to Constitution Hall is usually by ticket only and will be administered by graduation committee representatives.

Students who do not need all ten tickets are asked to return any surplus to their class representative. Graduates requiring additional tickets should notify their representative.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own personalized announcements through a vendor of their choosing.

Commencement Photographs and Video

Each year, graduating medical students contract the services of a professional photographer to take pictures of each person receiving their diploma. Additionally, the photographer takes a group photo of the class during the awards ceremony at the University the week before graduation.

A video of the 2019 Commencement exercises can be viewed on the USU YouTube page at