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Health Sciences Ceremonies

During Phase II Commencement ceremonies, students graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, as well the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Medicine.

SMFA Ceremony

A special ceremony for SMFA at Tufts graduates took place in the Shapiro Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the Phase II ceremony, graduates’ names were announced and students were individually recognized.

Africana Center Stole Ceremony

The Africana Center Stole Ceremony took place in Granoff Music Center on May 17. The Africana Center provides access to academic and social resources and a wide range of activities for students of African descent.

Athletics Ceremony

Seniors on the Tufts University Women's Lacrosse and Baseball teams graduated in special ceremonies before competing in their respective NCAA tournaments.


Illumination Ceremony

Illumination Ceremonies are a longstanding and beloved Tufts traditions that take place on the first night of Orientation and on the eve of Commencement.  The class gathers to place “a light on the hill” before venturing out into the world.

Baccalaureate Service

This multifaith celebration honors the heritage of spirituality and values at Tufts through a diversity of religions, philosophies and cultures in the forms of music, readings and blessings.

Regale Us

Nine Tufts professors share the stories behind what they will be wearing as they pass through the sea of excited graduates and proud parents on Commencement Day.