The Commencement Ceremony is Divided Into Two Parts:
Phase I is the all-University ceremony, includes the academic procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the recognition of faculty emeriti, the all-university commencement address, and the conferral of degree candidates by school. Phase I takes place on the lawn between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall at 9:00 a.m. on the Tufts Medford campus.
* While we encourage graduates and guests to attend the all-university commencement, please note that some graduates do not attend the Phase I ceremony and go directly to the Phase II ceremony.
Phase II of Commencement consists of the presentation of diplomas to individual graduates and special activities for the various schools and colleges. Immediately following the all-university commencement, Friedman School faculty, degree candidates and guests will assemble at Cohen Auditorium, located at 40 Talbot Avenue (in the same building as the Aidekman Arts Center). Cohen Auditorium is located a few blocks from the Phase I commencement site.
The Friedman School Commencement ceremony lasts approximately 90 minutes. Immediately following the ceremony there will be a reception for graduates and guests at the Remis Sculpture Court (in the same building as Cohen Auditorium).