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Main Commencement and Diploma Ceremonies
The main ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Gosman Sports Center on Sunday, May 18. Separate departmental diploma ceremonies are held in both the morning and afternoon on that day as well. You are invited to participate in both the University and your department's diploma ceremonies. Your department's diploma ceremony allows you to celebrate your graduation with faculty members and undergraduates you may have taught as a TF. See the complete schedule of diploma ceremonies. If you attend the diploma ceremony, your diploma will be presented to you (rather than mailed to you), and a hooding ceremony will take place. The diploma ceremony schedule will be available on the Conference & Events commencement website. If you have any questions about your diploma ceremony, you should contact your department administrator.
If you pre-ordered your cap and gown through GSAS, you may pick up your regalia at GSAS (2nd floor, Kutz Hall). Pick-up times are to be determined. If the hours are not convenient for you, please arrange to have someone else pick up for you. Regalia will NOT be available for pick-up on Saturday or Sunday (Commencement weekend).
Tickets are required for the main ceremony only and not required for the departmental diploma ceremony and issued by Conference and Events. Each student can receive up to five tickets for the main commencement ceremony and must present their Brandeis ID or a picture ID to receive their tickets. Tickets will be issued in the Graduate Student Lounge in Kutz, (across from the Registrar's Office), on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 6, 12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Commencement announcements will be available in Meghan Peck's office in Kutz Hall (room 206) in May (dates are TBD). Each graduating student may pick up one announcement. You may pick up an announcement with your regalia during the cap and gown pick-up times.
Frequently Asked Questions
I graduated in February 2014. Am I still eligible to walk in the May main and diploma ceremonies?
Yes. You will be contacted about whether or not you plan to walk, and if you do plan to walk, you will be able to order a cap and gown through the GSAS.
How do I obtain information about disability services?
For questions about guests with disabilities, please contact the Office of Conference and Events Services at (781) 736-4300.
What dining locations are open on Commencement day?
The schedule of on campus dining locations open throughout the weekend including Commencement Day can be found on the Campus Dining Options page.
I am driving to campus. Where do I park once I arrive?
Commencement guests may park at any university parking lot on Commencement day. Shuttle-bus transportation will be available on campus and from the Charles River Road parking lot. On Commencement day, all Gosman Center parking lots will be closed for general use.
When will my department's diploma ceremony occur?
Go here to see the complete schedule of diploma ceremonies.