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2016 Commencement Information By School

This year's Johns Hopkins University commencement ceremony will take place at the Royal Farms Arena on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Procession begins at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16

G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering - Master's Degree Ceremony
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
​Time: 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Phyllis A. Schneck
                 Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications
                 National Protection and Programs Directorate
                 Department of Homeland Security
No Tickets Required



School of Medicine
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
​Time: 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Mary Foy,  or Laura Robbins, or
Speaker: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
No Tickets Required



Tuesday, May 17

Carey Business School
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
​Time: 10:00 a.m.
Contact: 410-234-9250,
Speaker: David M. Rubenstein
                 Trustee Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees
                 Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
Tickets Required



Bloomberg School of Public Health
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Contact: 410-955-3552,
Speaker: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP
                 Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Children’s Hospital



G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering and Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences - Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Location: Shriver Hall
​Time: 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jared L. Cohon
                 University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy
                 Director, Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
                 President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University
Tickets Required

Wednesday, May 18

School of Education
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
​Time: 9:00 a.m.
Contact: 410-516-9816,
Speaker: Mr. Patrick T. McCarthy, President and CEO, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
No Tickets Required



Peabody Conservatory
Location: Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody
​Time: 10:30 a.m.
Contact: 410-234-4848,
Speaker: Awadagin Pratt, Professor of Piano and Chairman of the Piano Department
                 at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati
Tickets Required



Universitywide Commencement (For Details of Ceremony, click here)
Location: Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Contact: 410-516-7711,
Speaker: Spike Lee, Film Director, Producer, Writer and Actor
Tickets are not required for family and guests of graduates



Thursday, May 19

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Location: DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC
​Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Kelly Hunter, 202.663.5970 or
Speaker: Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman
                 Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group
                 Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Tickets Required

School of Nursing
Location: Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
​Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: 410-955-4766
Speaker: Scott M. Newton, DNP, RN, MHA, EMT-P
                  Director of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine &
                  Lifeline Critical Care Transport Program
No Tickets Required

Monday, May 23

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences - Master's Degree Ceremony
Location: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
​Time: 11:00 a.m.
Contact: Briggs Rolfsrud,
Speaker: Charles C. Mann, Author and Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly, Science and Wired​
Tickets are required for all guests.  Students are limited to 3 tickets.

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