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Graduate & PhD Commencement

The Graduate & PhD ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 under the Commencement tent on South Campus. The academic procession and ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will conclude approximately at 4:30 p.m.

Ceremony Details

Recommended Arrival: The event begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. The Commencement tent opens at 1:30 p.m. 

Students are requested to congregate in the Dana Center Gym at 1:30 p.m. as the procession begins at 2:30 p.m.

Guests should arrive on campus no later than 2:15 p.m. are encouraged to be seated before 2:30 p.m. 

Parking: There is limited parking on South Campus. Parking will be available on Main Campus. There will be posted signs illustrating how to get to the ceremony from the parking lots and a shuttle service will provide transportation to South Campus. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the parking lots on Main Campus to the Commencement tent.

Tickets: There are no tickets required.

Seating Arrangements: Seating is first-come, first-served, and there is plenty of seating available for families and guests.

Special Assistance: Please note an ASL interpreter will be available for those with hearing impairments. If you require this service or any special seating accommodations, please fill out this form.

For additional questions, please contact the Commencement Office at 781.891.2400 or