A professor shakes hands with a graduating student approaching the stage; Photo: Jake Belcher

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you please visit the COVID-19 and Commencement 2020 plans page for the most up-to-date information. Thank you.

The 2020 graduation festivities are scheduled for Thursday, May 28 (Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral) and Friday, May 29 (Commencement), both in Killian Court. Please revisit these pages in the coming months and be alert to email notifications regarding participation, deadlines, and other details.

Your participation in the graduation festivities means a lot to our students, who really appreciate your being there to congratulate them. Many new alumni remark on how special it was to them to see a favorite professor or lecturer there as they received a diploma.

Thank you! We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students with you in the spring.

Key dates

  • Mid-March: Faculty and senior lecturer registration and regalia ordering opens (this is an online process)
  • Wednesday, May 27: Faculty regalia pick-up begins
  • Thursday, May 28: Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral
  • Friday, May 29: Commencement Exercises (comprising Bachelor’s and Master’s degree conferral)
  • Monday, June 1: Faculty regalia return ends