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Commencement--May 18, 2014

Phase I (9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.), in which all Tufts schools participate, is the All-University Commencement ceremony. 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. Tickets not required.

A live webcast of Phase I will be available to view starting at 8:00 a.m. on Commencement Sunday.

Phase II (11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) of Commencement at Tufts consists of individual department ceremonies and luncheons for the various schools and departments. Immediately following the Phase I all-University Commencement, individual department and school ceremonies will take place. Tickets not required.


2013 Commencement Photo Gallery

Phase II Ceremonies

For Phase II ceremonies, please see the appropriate school commencement site:

Future Commencement Dates

  • 2015 – May 17
  • 2016 – May 22
  • 2017 – May 21
  • 2018 – May 20

Commencement 2014 Speaker

Anne Marie Slaughter will deliver the address for Tufts University's commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014.

Slaughter is the president and CEO of the New America Foundation, and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. She served as Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department from 2009-2011.

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients

Anne-Marie Slaughter
James Lawson
Jill Lepore
Haruki Murakami
James Stern