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.
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.
May 12, 2023
|9:30 a.m.||Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences||560 Trinity Building|
|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 13, 2023
|5:00 p.m.||Brown School||Field House|
|7:00 p.m.||University College||Graham Chapel|
May 14, 2023
|8:30 a.m.||Arts & Sciences – undergraduate||Francis Olympic Field|
|1:00 p.m.||McKelvey School of Engineering||Field House|
|6:00 p.m.||Olin Business School – undergraduate||Field 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 Commencement||Francis Olympic Field|
|11:30 a.m.||School of Law||Field House|
|1:00 p.m.||Program in Occupational Therapy||Graham Chapel|
|1:30 p.m.||Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences||EPNEC (Eric P Newman Education Center)|
|1:30 p.m.||Program in Physical Therapy||Khorassan Ballroom –|
Chase Park Plaza
|3:00 p.m.||Doctor of Medicine Program||Francis Olympic Field|
|3:30 p.m.||Olin Business School – graduate||Field House|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2023|
|3:00 p.m.||Military & Veterans Ceremony||Women’s Building, Formal Lounge|
|Thursday, May 11, 2023|
|2:00 p.m.||Lavender||Umrath 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 Ceremony||Clark-Fox Forum|
|4:00 p.m.||Latinx/e||Holmes Lounge|
|6:00 p.m.||First Generation Celebration||Tisch Commons|
|Saturday, May 13, 2023|
|12:00 p.m.||Bears with Cubs||Liberman Suite,|
|4:00 p.m.||Black Senior Alliance||Tisch Commons|
|Wednesday, May 17, 2023|
|1:00 p.m.||Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony||Graham Chapel|
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.