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Marching Cards

Marching cards are available for pick-up at the Student Services Center in Dowling Hall May 17-20 10:00am – 5:00pm. Please be sure to bring your student ID.

If you are unable to pick up your marching card, you may designate someone to pick it up on your behalf by contacting Student Services in advance; you may also pick up your marching card from Student Services on Commencement day beginning at 8:00am.

Lunch on the Lawn Tickets

Following the University-wide Commencement Ceremony (Phase I) graduates of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering are invited to enjoy a Light Lunch on the Tisch Library lawn presented by Tufts Dining. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. under the Tufts Dining tent. 

Each graduate is eligible to receive three complimentary tickets for the Light Lunch on the Lawn. One ticket is to be used by the graduate; the other two are for the graduate’s guests.

Undergraduate Students: Tickets available April 7th – May 16th

Graduate Student: Tickets available April 20th – May 16th

Event Details:

  • Box Lunch featuring Spring Rice Bowl with Chicken
  • Vegan, Kosher, Halal, and Gluten-free also available
  • Additional tickets may be purchased online only for $12 each
  • All tickets, including complimentary tickets, must be reserved online
  • No tickets will be issued at the event
  • Electronic tickets must be shown to pick up meals
  • Tufts ID is required
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Reserve your tickets here.

Other Options for Food on Campus

Graduates and their guests who are not in possession of Lunch on the Lawn tickets but who would like to enjoy lunch on campus may visit the Mayer Campus Center at 44 Professors Row. Food service will be available at the Commons Marketplace and Hotung Cafe on Commencement Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Breakfast will be available on campus Commencement Day in the following locations:

  • Carmichael Dining Center 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Campus Center
    • Commons Marketplace 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (and serving lunch until 3:00 p.m.)
    • Hotung Cafe 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (and serving lunch until 3:00 p.m.)

Tufts Dining will also operate concession stands around campus on Commencement Day providing a variety of pastries, snacks, coffee and cold beverages. Look for our stands beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the areas near West Hall (off of Packard Avenue) and Eaton Hall.