GSAS dean and graduates walking into Gosman for the main commencement ceremony
Degree Completion

Upcoming graduates should be sure that all materials are submitted before their deadlines arrive. Consult the Master's Thesis Guide or the Dissertation Guide for more information on degree completion.


The main ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Gosman Sports Center on May 19, 2019. Graduating students from GSAS will line up in the Shapiro Gym in the Gosman Athletic Center before the ceremony begins. Separate departmental diploma ceremonies are held on that day as well. You are invited to participate in both the University and your department's ceremonies. If you attend the department ceremony, your diploma will be presented to you (rather than mailed) and a hooding ceremony will take place. If you have questions about the diploma ceremony, please contact your department administrator. Please note that graduate students will line up for the main ceremony at the Shapiro Gym, not in the tunnel with the undergraduates. 

Commencement Tickets 

Tickets for the main commencement ceremony will be distributed in the Kutz Conference Room located on the ground floor of Kutz next to the Campus Card Office on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 7: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 8: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Thursday, May 9: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Each student is entitled to five tickets, and questions about tickets should be directed to Conference and Events at Please note that you only need tickets for the main ceremony.

Announcements and Regalia 

​If you ordered commencement regalia, pick up will be:

  • Monday, May 13 through Friday, May 17: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Commencement Announcements will be available to be picked up with your regalia.

Late Regalia Pick Up

If you are unable to pick up your regalia during our set times, please do not worry. After 4:00 pm on Friday, we will place a box of unclaimed regalia outside of the door to GSAS and this box will remain there throughout the weekend. Kutz Hall will be open during the following hours:

  • Friday, May 17: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

  • Saturday, May 18: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, May 19: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please contact Emily Goldberg at with any questions.

Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development provides resources and opportunities to empower you in your career and professional development. We value the vast GSAS alumni network and hope you will take advantage of this resource for exploring careers and making connections.  If you are not sure where to start, log in to your Handshake career hub, explore jobs, events (some virtual) and resources, or make an appointment to meet (in person or via Skype) with a career coach to start charting your course. 

Alumni Resources

Alumni Clubs and Groups
The Brandeis University Alumni Association offers graduates many ways to connect with each other and with the university. There are alumni clubs and groups across the U.S. and around the world, wherever Brandeisians reside. Use the tools below to find alumni in your area or to connect based on areas of shared interest or profession. Get connected today!

B Connect
B Connect, the Brandeis online alumni community, allows all graduates to stay in touch with each other and with the university, to network professionally and socially, to seek and/or serve as a career mentor, post resumes and list job opportunities and much more. Register today!

Free Transcripts
Alumni may obtain free transcripts through the Registrar's Office. Phone: 781-736-2010 or fax: 781-736-3485 

Other Benefits
All Brandeis graduates are automatically enrolled as members of the Brandeis University Alumni Association (BUAA) and are entitled to a range of valuable benefits and services, including: membership at the Penn Club in New York, Library Resources, the Brandeis Cash Rewards Card and Checking Account, and discounts on a range of services.