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Commencement 2018 | May 20, 2018

Phase I Ceremony

(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.

Phase II Ceremony

Phase II of Commencement at Tufts consists of individual degree ceremonies and luncheons. Immediately following the Phase I All-University Commencement, individual department and school ceremonies will take place. It is at these ceremonies that graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized. Phase II ceremonies for departments of the School of Arts and Sciences and for the School of Engineering are held in two waves: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; or 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please note that the ceremony for Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will take place in Grafton at 3:00 p.m., and the ceremony for SMFA will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at 6:00 p.m.  Please see links to the right to Phase II information for each school. (Maps and Parking)
Tickets not required (except for the SMFA ceremony).

Phase II ceremonies follow the all-university Phase I ceremony. Please see the appropriate school commencement site to the right.

2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

Kenya Barris

Bruce J. Baum

Sean B. Carroll

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Joyce Cummings

Jean McGuire

Joseph W. Polisi