Phase I, 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, conferral of degree candidates by school and the granting of degrees by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Phase I takes place on The Green.
8:30 a.m. Degree candidates should assemble in the appropriate locations according to their alignment areas. Marshals will be available to assist you.
8:45 a.m. The Goddard Chapel bells will begin ringing. This is a reminder that the Academic Procession will begin promptly at 9 a.m., when the bells stop ringing.
9:00 a.m. Phase I, All-University Academic Procession begins.
9:30 a.m. (approximately) Commencement program begins. This ceremony takes place on the lawn between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall.
11:00 a.m. (approximately) Recessional. End of Phase I Commencement ceremony.
11:30 a.m. Phase II ceremonies begin for individual schools, colleges, and departments. Phase II ceremonies, including luncheons, end at approximately 3 p.m.
Phase II of Commencement at Tufts consists of ceremonies and special activities for the various schools and departments. Immediately following the Phase I all-University Commencement, individual schools will hold ceremonies at locations and times to be announced. Please click on the appropriate school link at the bottom of the page to be directed to further information regarding your specific Phase II ceremony.
Visit the School commencement sites for more information about their Phase II ceremonies: