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2014 Commencement will take place on May 18, 2014

Please be aware that there are TWO commencement exercises. The first is the Brandeis IBS Diploma Ceremony. It will begin at 8 a.m. sharp on May 18, 2014 and will be held in Levin Hall (upper campus in the Usdan Building). This is the ceremony where your name will be called and you will receive your diploma as you walk to the stage. It is also where your elected student leader will speak and give a personal message to all classmates. This is a Brandeis IBS-specific ceremony and tickets are not required.

Immediately following this ceremony is the main University-wide commencement, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All Brandeis IBS grads will march together (led by Kate and the Dean) from Levin Ballroom down to Gosman Sports and Convocation Center for a much larger ceremony which includes all the Brandeis 2014 graduates. Usually there is a very notable keynote speaker as well as distinguished honorary degree recipients (such as world famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who performed for the audience a few years ago). Tickets are required and are limited to 5 tickets per student. Ticket distribution information can be found here.

There will be several other events and details leading up to this weekend, including a Reception for Family and Friends on Saturday, May 17th from 4 - 6 p.m. All family members and guests are invited and welcome to join us for this event.

More information will be shared soon. Please stay tuned and feel free to direct questions to Viola Morse at

Schedule of Events

Spring Formal Saturday, April 26th Waltham Westin 7pm
Graduation Photo & Luncheon

Wednesday, April 30th

Sachar Parking Circle

Annual 1st Year vs. 2nd Year Soccer Match

Friday, May 9th

Gosman Athletic Center

1pm - 3pm

Ice Cream Social

Friday, May 9th

Sachar Building

3:00pm - 5pm

Future Alumni Donor Dinner

Wednesday, May 14th

Faculty Club 6:30pm
Commencement Rehearsal & BBQ Lunch

Friday, May 16th

Levin Auditorium

Friends & Family Reception

Saturday, May 17th

IBS Outdoor Patio

4pm - 6pm

Brandeis IBS Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 18th

Levin Auditorium

Brandeis University Commencement

Sunday, May 18th

Gosman Athletic Center