Commencement 2023

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023, 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. Tickets are not required. 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 15. 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 L006 (166)
  • Simon Hall, room 1 (168)
  • Wrighton Hall 300 (185)

Class of 2023 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
May 12, 2023
9:30 a.m.Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences 560 Trinity Building
3:00 p.m.Arts & Sciences – graduateGraham Chapel
4:00 p.m. Masters degrees within the School of MedicineEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)
May 13, 2023
5:00 p.m.Brown SchoolField House
7:00 p.m.University CollegeGraham Chapel
May 14, 2023
8:30 a.m.Arts & Sciences – undergraduateFrancis Olympic Field
1:00 p.m.McKelvey School of EngineeringField House
6:00 p.m.Olin Business School – undergraduateField House
6:30 p.m.Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
(Art & Architecture)
Francis Olympic Field
May 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. University-wide CommencementFrancis Olympic Field
11:30 a.m. School of LawField House
1:00 p.m.Program in Occupational TherapyGraham Chapel
1:30 p.m.Program in Physical TherapyKhorassan Ballroom –
Chase Park Plaza
2:00 p.m.Program in Audiology and Communication SciencesEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)
3:00 p.m.Doctor of Medicine ProgramFrancis Olympic Field
3:30 p.m.Olin Business School – graduateField House
Affinity ceremony schedule
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
3:00 p.m.Military & Veterans CeremonyWomen’s Building, Formal Lounge
Thursday, May 11, 2023
3:00 p.m.LavenderHolmes Lounge
6:00 p.m.Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)Graham Chapel
Friday, May 12, 2023
1:00 p.m.Black Graduate, Professional and University College Graduate CeremonyClark-Fox Forum
4:00 p.m.Latinx/eHolmes Lounge
6:00 p.m.First Generation CelebrationTisch Commons
Saturday, May 13, 2023
12:00 p.m.Bears with CubsLiberman Suite,
Duc 300
4:00 p.m.Black Senior AllianceGraham Chapel
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
1:00 p.m.Army ROTC Commissioning CeremonyGraham Chapel