Commencement 2022
May 18–20, 2022

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field.

Commencement is a rain or shine event. Ceremonies held on Francis Olympic Field will move to a delayed scheduled until severe weather passes.

Class of 2022 Calendar of Events

In addition to the university-wide Commencement Ceremony (for all schools and degrees), students are recognized at smaller events planned as part of Commencement.

Families should plan to attend their student’s school events as well as the university-wide Commencement Ceremony. School events are smaller and may include students crossing the stage for individual recognition, unlike the large university ceremony.

For questions about school or program events, click the information below for additional details.

Ceremony Schedule
Wednesday, May 18, 2022  
7:30 p.m.University CollegeGraham Chapel
Thursday, May 19, 2022
8:30 a.m.Arts & Sciences – undergraduateFrancis Olympic Field
1 p.m.McKelvey School of EngineeringField House
2 p.m.Office of Health Information and Data Science and Applied Health Behavior ResearchMoore Auditorium (North Medical Building) Med School campus
3 p.m.Arts & Sciences – graduateFrancis Olympic Field
4 p.m.Programs in Clinical Investigation, and Population Health Sciences EPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center) Med School campus
4:30 p.m.Olin Business School – undergraduateField House
6:30 p.m.Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (Art & Architecture)

Rescheduled for Friday, May 20, immediately following All-University Ceremony
Francis Olympic Field
7:30 p.m.Brown SchoolField House
Friday, May 20, 2022
9 a.m.All-University CommencementFrancis Olympic Field
11:30 a.m.Olin Business School – graduateField House
1 p.m.Program in Occupational TherapyGraham Chapel
1:30 p.m.School of LawField House
1:30 p.m.Program in Audiology and Communication SciencesEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center) Main Auditorium, First Floor
1:30 p.m.Program in Physical TherapyKhorassan Ballroom, Chase Park Plaza
6 p.m.*

Doctor of Medicine Program

*PLEASE NOTE START TIME HAS BEEN MOVED UP ONE HOUR TO 6 P.M. CT due to weather concerns. See MD Commencement page for more information.
Francis Olympic Field
 *Dates and times are subject to modifications should COVID conditions and restrictions change.
Affinity Ceremony Schedule
Monday, May 16, 2022
1:00 p.m.Military and Veterans Women’s Building (Formal Lounge)
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
1:00 p.m.Army ROTC Commissioning CeremonyGraham Chapel
4:00 p.m.First Generation Tisch Commons
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
12:00 p.m.Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Graham Chapel
3:00 p.m.Lavender Holmes Lounge
4:00 p.m.Black Senior Alliance Graham Chapel
5:00 p.m.Students with Children Janite Lee Reading Room, Anheuser-Busch Hall
7:30 p.m.Latinx Holmes Lounge
Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:00 a.m.Black Graduate, Professional, and University College graduate560 Building
Additional viewing locations

The following additional viewing locations will be available during the all-University Commencement. The locations below are accessible, provide seating with back support and are climate controlled.

  • DUC-Tisch Commons (125)
  • Edison Theatre (128)
  • Graham Chapel (136)
  • Seigle Hall 304 (166)
  • Seigle Hall L006 (166)
  • Simon Hall, room 1 (168)
  • Wrighton Hall 300 (185)