Commencement 2025

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 12, 2025, at 9:00 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field. Additional climate-controlled and accessible viewing locations are listed below.

Commencement is a rain or shine event. Seats are available first come, first served.

Additional viewing locations

The following additional viewing locations will be available during the all-University Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 12. The locations below are accessible, provide seating with back support and are climate controlled.

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

2025 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.

School ceremony schedule*
April 26, 2025
10:30 a.m.
Executive Masters in Business Administration
Graham Chapel
May 9, 2025
9:30 a.m.Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences 560 Trinity Building
1:30 p.m.McKelvey School of Engineering – PhD hooding Emerson Auditorium
3:00 p.m.Arts & Sciences – graduate ceremony Graham Chapel
4:00 p.m. Masters degrees within the School of MedicineEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)
May 10, 2025
11:00 a.m.McKelvey School of Engineering – Masters & Bachelors ceremonyField House
3:30 p.m.Brown SchoolField House
May 11, 202
8:30 a.m.Arts & Sciences – undergraduate ceremony Francis Olympic Field
3:00 p.m.Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts (Art & Architecture)Varsity Gym
5:30 p.m.Olin Business School – undergraduateField House
May 12, 2025
9:00 a.m. University-wide CommencementFrancis Olympic Field
11:30 a.m. School of LawField House
11:30 a.m.School of Continuing & Professional StudiesGraham Chapel
1:00 p.m.Program in Occupational TherapyGraham Chapel
1:30 p.m.Program in Physical TherapyKhorassan Ballroom –
Chase Park Plaza
1:30 p.m.Program in Audiology and Communication SciencesEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)
3:00 p.m.Doctor of MedicineVarsity Gym
4:30 p.m.Olin Business School – graduateField House
*Tentative schedule and may be subject to change
Affinity ceremony schedule*
Wednesday. May 7, 2025
7:00 p.m.Lavender GraduationGraham Chapel
Thursday, May 8, 2025
9:00 a.m.International GraduationGraham Chapel
3:00 p.m.Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) GraduationGraham Chapel
7:00 p.m.First Generation GraduationGraham Chapel
Friday, May 9, 2025
3:00 p.m.Military & VeteransHolmes Lounge
7:00 p.m. Latiné GraduationGraham Chapel
Saturday, May 10, 2025
1:00 p.m.Bears with Cubs (Student-Parents)The Graduate Center, suite 005, Women’s Building
7:00 p.m.Black Commencement Field House
Wednesday, May 14, 2024
1:00 p.m.Army ROTC ceremonyGraham Chapel
*Tentative schedule and may be subject to change