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Graduating seniors

Graduating seniors receive a card indicating their alignment area for Phase I, and the venue where they will be attending their department ceremony during Phase II. The university asks that graduating students be respectful of the solemnity of this occasion and refrain from using cell phones during the ceremony.

Seniors may pick up their marching cards at Dowling Hall on Friday, May 15. Before a marching card can be obtained, a student survey must be electronically completed via the web and a Tufts I.D. must be presented. You will receive an email from the Office of Institutional Research on April 15 with instructions and a unique link to access the survey.

Seniors who have borrowed through federal or institutional loan programs must complete an exit interview before receiving their marching order card. For more information, please see financial aid.

Seniors must pay any outstanding balance on their student account before receiving their marching card.

Marching cards will be stamped with the appropriate honors information for graduating seniors on Friday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Dowling Hall.

SMFA Graduates: Please pick up your marching card at the SMFA Student Services desk on Friday, May 15.

Graduate students

Graduate students may pick up their marching cards at the Student Services desk in Dowling Hall Tuesday-Friday, May 11-15, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


If you are to be awarded latin or thesis honors and wish recognition of that fact at Commencement, you must bring your marching card with your name printed on it to Dowling Hall during the hours specified above. This card will enable the ceremony reader to announce your name to the audience, as well as the honors you have received. Only stamped honors information will be read.