Saturday, May 19, 3:00 p.m., Baccalaureate Service for all graduating seniors and families. At the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Seniors should arrive by 2:30 p.m. to align for the procession in cap and gown. The ceremony lasts about one hour. No tickets are necessary for admission.
Sunday, May 20, 9:00 a.m., All-University Commencement ceremony on The Green (Phase I), followed by individual department ceremonies and Lunch on the Lawn (Phase II), from 11:30 a.m. to approx. 3:00 p.m. The ceremony for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Shapiro Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Please note that tickets are not required for entry to ceremonies (with the exception of the SMFA ceremony). Tickets are required, however, for the Lunch on the Lawn on Commencement Sunday. Additional Lunch on the Lawn tickets (students will receive three tickets with their marching cards) must be purchased prior to Commencement, at the Dining Services Office. Lunch tickets will not be for sale on Commencement Sunday.
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This website includes pertinent information about Commencement Sunday for the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, as well as a timeline of events for the week prior. Please note financial aid guidelines, marching card information, and Phase II venue times and locations.
FEBRUARY 1-MAY 4:
On-campus lodging reservations available online.
JANUARY 15 – MARCH 1:
Seniors can pre-order a cap and gown online for pick up at the bookstore by placing an order here. Online orders must be placed by March 1. Caps and gowns will go on regular sale at the bookstore beginning April 4.
Complete Senior Survey (the link to the survey will be provided to you via your Tufts email account); Complete all Loan Exit Interviews (if applicable) ; Check SIS online to make sure there is no balance on your student account or financial holds; Caps, Gowns & Hoods available at the bookstore, beginning April 4 and 5 during Senior Days; Purchase additional luncheon tickets if needed at the Dining Services Office (until May 18); Graduation announcements available in the lobby of the Campus Center (beginning April 4). SMFA seniors can pick up announcements at SMFA on April 5.
Pick up marching cards (and 3 complimentary lunch tickets) in Dowling Hall on Friday, May 18–bring your ID; Get honors stamped on marching card, if applicable (18th). Notification of honors will be available on Webcenter under “My commencement info” on Friday 18 after 10:30 a.m. SMFA students may pick up their marching cards at the SMFA Student Services desk on May 18.
Commencement Day–Diplomas will be available for pickup after the Phase I ceremony in Dowling Hall. Please make sure to bring your Tufts ID or marching card.