Commencement 2023

The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. on Francis Olympic Field.

Commencement is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not required. Seats are available first come, first served. 

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.

Ceremony Schedule
May 12, 2023
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 Audiology and Communication SciencesEPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)
1:30 p.m.Program in Physical TherapyKhorassan Ballroom –
Chase Park Plaza
3:00 p.m.Doctor of Medicine ProgramFrancis Olympic Field
3:30 p.m.Olin Business School – graduateField House
Affinity Ceremony Schedule
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
3:00 p.m.First Generation CelebrationTisch Commons
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
3:00 p.m.Military & Veterans CeremonyWomen’s Building, Formal Lounge
Thursday, May 11, 2023
2:00 p.m.LavenderUmrath Lounge
6:00 p.m.Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)Graham Chapel
Friday, May 12, 2023
9:00 a.m.Black Graduate, Professional and University College Graduate CeremonyTBD
4:00 p.m.Latinx/eHolmes Lounge
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
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)