Plan for Graduation

Graduation is an exciting time, and we look forward to supporting you as you transition from a student to a Brandeis graduate. We hope you stay in contact with your instructors, your fellow students and the staff at GPS.

As you prepare to complete your master's degree program, please keep the following information in mind. And as always, please contact your student advisor with questions or concerns.

Apply to Graduate

You will receive a Graduate Degree Application from the Registrar's Office, along with instructions to update your diploma name and mailing address. Your application will be due by one of the following deadlines:

Session of Program Completion Approximate Application Deadline Degree Conferral Date
Fall-1 November 1 February 1
Fall-2 November 1 February 1
Spring-1 March 1 May commencement date
Spring-2 June 15 August 31

Logistics and Ceremonies

The university’s 72nd commencement exercises will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on the Brandeis campus. The Graduate Commencement ceremony will begin at 2:45 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Please visit the commencement website for the FAQ, scheduling, ticketing, hotel, and regalia information.

During this ceremony, graduate degrees will be conferred en masse, honorary degrees will be recognized, and addresses will be given. All participating graduates will be presented individually and walk across the stage.

Please advise your guests that admission into the arena (through the main doors on the arena level) will be permitted only with the presentation of entrance tickets.  We recommend guests arrive well in advance to allow time to enter and find seating.

If you have any questions about the Commencement program or this information, please email .

Register with B Connect

We invite you to register with B Connect and join the Brandeis University Alumni Association. The association offers a variety of valuable benefits and services for alumni to enjoy. We invite you to familiarize yourself with B Connect and other services available to GPS alumni. And remember to keep us posted on your professional and personal growth, as well as ideas for new areas of study we might consider. Your feedback is critical to our continuing success.