Diploma Ceremony Schedule

Diploma ceremonies — organized by program, division or school — are smaller, personalized celebrations, where graduating students will be recognized for their accomplishments, awards will be given, and graduating students can see their classmates and the faculty who helped them reach this milestone.

Diploma ceremonies will be held virtually in a live format on the Zoom platform. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about joining the virtual ceremonies.

Graduating Students: On May 21, graduating students will receive a Zoom panelist link to join your diploma ceremony. You do not need to register. Your panelist link should NOT be shared with family or friends.

Family and Friends: In mid-April and again on May 3, graduating students received Zoom registration links to share with up to four parties. Please contact your graduating student for registration links. Graduates may request additional links by contacting their program administrator.

Please note that all ceremonies are listed in Eastern Time (ET).

Friday, May 21, 2021

Time Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The main Commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Time Ceremony
8 a.m. Rabb School of Continuing Studies/Graduate Professional Studies
8 a.m. Brandeis International Business School
2 p.m. Hornstein
2 p.m. Humanities
Classical Studies; Comparative Humanities; Comparative Literature and Culture; Creative Writing; East Asian Studies (EAS); English; European Cultural Studies; French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies; Latin American & Latino Studies (LALS); Near Eastern and Judaic Studies; Philosophy; Russian Studies; Teaching of Chinese
2 p.m. Education

Monday, May 24, 2021

Time Ceremony
8 a.m. Heller School
8 a.m. Anthropology; International and Global Studies (IGS)
8 a.m. Physical Sciences
Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biological Physics
11 a.m. American Studies, Environmental Studies
11 a.m. Sociology; African and African American Studies (AAAS); Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
2 p.m. Creative Arts
Studio Art; Theater Arts; Art History; Music; Film, Television, and Interactive Media
2 p.m. Life Sciences
Biochemistry; Biochemistry and Biophysics;  Biology; Biotechnology; Genetic Counseling; Molecular Cell Biology; Neuroscience

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time Ceremony
8 a.m. Business
8 a.m. Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics
11 a.m. Psychology
11 a.m. Economics
2 p.m. History, Politics
2 p.m. Health, Science, Society and Policy (HSSP)