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Commencement Weekend 2018

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.

Photos, Senior Memory Book and Flowers

Find out how to order your photos or memory book for 2017.
You can pre-order flower bouquets to pick up 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.