Commencement 2018 | May 20, 2018
(Sunday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
The All-University Commencement ceremony in which all Tufts schools participate. It includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the All-University Commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, presentation of degree candidates by school and the granting of degrees by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Phase I takes place on The Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall. (Maps and Parking)
Tickets not required.
Please note that a link to the Phase I Commencement ceremony live webcast (with closed captioning) will be available here beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.
Former DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman, a Tufts alumna, will return to campus to deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2018 on Sunday, May 20. Kullman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. on The Green on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.
Kullman is best-known as the retired CEO and chair of the board of DuPont, now DowDuPont, Inc., the world's largest chemical company. Appointed in 2009, Kullman served as the first female CEO in the company's over 200-year history. Fortune Magazine named her one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business" in 2012, and she ranked 31st on Forbes Magazine's list of "100 Most Powerful Women" in 2014.
Ashton “Ash” Carter
Ellen J. Kullman, E78, A12P
Farah Pandith, F95