The university-wide Commencement Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13, 2024, 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.
The following additional viewing locations will be available during the all-University Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 13. The locations below are accessible, provide seating with back support and are climate controlled.
2024 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.
May 10, 2024
|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||Graham Chapel|
|4:00 p.m.||Masters degrees within the School of Medicine||EPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)|
May 11, 2024
|11:00 a.m.||McKelvey School of Engineering – Masters & Bachelors ceremony||Field House|
|3:30 p.m.||Brown School||Field House|
May 12, 2024
|8:30 a.m.||Arts & Sciences – undergraduate||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 – undergraduate||Field House|
May 13, 2024
|9:00 a.m.||University-wide Commencement||Francis Olympic Field|
|11:30 a.m.||School of Law||Field House|
|11:30 a.m.||School of Continuing & Professional Studies||Graham Chapel|
|1:30 p.m.||Program in Occupational Therapy||Graham Chapel|
|1:30 p.m.||Program in Physical Therapy||Khorassan Ballroom –|
Chase Park Plaza
|1:30 p.m.||Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences||EPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)|
|3:00 p.m.||Doctor of Medicine Program||Varsity Gym|
|4:30 p.m.||Olin Business School – graduate||Field House|
|Wednesday. May 8, 2024|
|7:00 p.m.||Lavender Graduation||Umrath Lounge|
|Thursday, May 9, 2024|
|10:00 a.m.||International Graduation||Graham Chapel|
|2:00 p.m.||APIDA||Graham Chapel|
|7:00 p.m.||First Generation||Graham Chapel|
|Friday, May 10, 2024|
|3:00 p.m.||Military & Veterans||Formal Lounge, Women’s Building|
|6:00 p.m.||Latine Graduation||Umrath Lounge|
|Saturday, May 11, 2024|
|1:00 p.m.||Bears with Cubs||The Graduate Center, suite 005, Women’s Building|
|6:00 p.m.||Black Commencement||Graham Chapel|
|Wednesday, May 15, 2024|
|1:00 p.m.||Army ROTC ceremony||Graham Chapel|