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Commencement Information and Schedule

2015 Schedule

Please note that we make every effort to include all commencement related events. This schedule has been updated as of 4.14.15 and will continue to be updated as events are scheduled.  If you would like to have your department/organizational event listed please contact us at commencement@jhu.edu.

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2:00 p.m.

School of Public Health Ceremony

 

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
http://www.jhsph.edu/student-life/graduation

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

7:00 a.m.   

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

 

Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: David Yi, dyi7@jhu.edu
Individual commissioning ceremonies (7:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.)
Group ceremony (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.)

10:00 a.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

 

Hodson Hall 110, Homewood Campus
Contact: James L. Fry, jamesfry@jhu.edu
RSVP Required

2:00 p.m.

Black and Latino Graduate Ceremony

 

Levering Hall Glass Pavilion, Homewood Campus
Contact: Joseph Colon, colon@jhu.edu
RSVP Required

2:30 p.m.

 Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Commencement Reception

 

Hackerman Hall Decker Quad, Homewood Campus
Contact: 410-516-2250
RSVP by May 15

4:00 p.m.

Carey Business School Ceremony

 

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
http://carey.jhu.edu/students/registration-and-graduation/graduation-and-commencement
Tickets Required

4:00 p.m.

School of Education Ceremony

 

Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena)
http://education.jhu.edu/graduation/
No Tickets Required

 

4:00 p.m.

 
G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering and Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences - Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

 

Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
http://homewoodgrad.jhu.edu/home/phd-hooding-ceremony/
Tickets Required

4:30 p.m.

Chemistry Department Reception

 

Remsen 140
RSVP Required
Contact: rosalie@jhu.edu

5:00 p.m.

Public Health Studies Graduation Reception

 

Gilman Hall Atrium, Homewood Campus
Contact: phstudies@jhu.edu
RSVP Required

7:00 p.m.G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering - Master's Degree Ceremony
 

Homewood Field
No Tickets Required

 

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

8:40 a.m.

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony

 

Homewood Field
http://www.jhu.edu/commencement/
No Tickets Required

12:30 p.m.

President's Reception

 

Keyser Quad, Homewood Campus

12:30 p.m.

Biomedical Engineering Graduation Luncheon

 

Main Level of Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Cathy Jancuk, cjancuk@jhu.edu
RSVP Required by May 20

1:00 p.m.

Mechanical Engineering Commencement Luncheon

 

Glass Pavilion, Homewood Campus
Contact: Mike Bernard, mike.bernard@jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.

Department of Cognitive Science Commencement Reception

 

Krieger Hall 134A, Homewood Campus
Contact: Sarah Ciotola, ciotola@cogsci.jhu.edu
Department members and graduates (not guests of graduates) submit the RSVP form. RSVPs are encouraged if the graduate plans to bring family and friends to the reception.

1:00 p.m.

Department of Computer Science Dessert Reception

 

Malone Hall South Lobby, Homewood Campus
Contact: Tracy Marshall, tmarshall@jhu.edu
RSVP Required by May 15

1:00 p.m.

Earth & Planetary Sciences Commencement Lunch

 

Olin Hall Lobby
Contact: Kristen Heisey, kgaines@jhu.edu

1:00 p.m.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Commencement Luncheon

 

The Charles Commons Meeting Space, Second Floor
Contact: Alex Van Horn, avh@jhu.edu

1:30 p.m.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduation Reception

 

Mattin Center SDS Room, Homewood Campus
Contact: Cynthia Fortner, cynthia.fortner@jhu.edu

2:30 p.m.

School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony

 

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/convocation
No Tickets Required

2:30 p.m.Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Graduate Presentation
 

Arellano Theater, Homewood Campus

Contact: Katie Vaught, kvaught1@jhu.edu

3:00 p.m.

School of Advanced International Studies Ceremony

 

DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC
http://www.sais-jhu.edu/atoz/commencement
Tickets Required

4:00 p.m.

Department of Political Science and International Studies Program Commencement Reception

 

Great Hall (inside Levering Hall), Homewood Campus
Contact: Lisa Williams (lwilliams@jhu.edu)
RSVP Required

7:30 p.m.

Peabody Ceremony, Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

 

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody
http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/directorsoffice/graduation/
Tickets Required

  

Friday, May 22, 2015

10:00 a.m.

Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Masters Degree Ceremony

 

Homewood Field
http://advanced.jhu.edu/current-students/graduation-ceremonies-and-application/graduation-ceremonies/
No Tickets Required

 

Please note that we make every effort to include all commencement related events.  If you would like to have your department/organizational event listed please contact us at commencement@jhu.edu.

Additional Information

Diploma Pick-Up

All bachelors will recess towards Keyser Quad following the ceremony where diplomas will be picked up in Gilman Hall.  Graduate students can pick up diplomas in the Ralph O'Connor Recreation Center.  Please contact the Registrar's Office with any questions.

Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission. We expect a capacity crowd so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Inclement Weather

The ceremony will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions; this includes rain and sun/heat.

For those guests for whom heat or other weather conditions are a health hazard, the commencement ceremony will be webcasted in Hodson Hall, Room 110 and in the Shriver Auditorium - these locations are indoors and air conditioned.

If it is determined that proceeding with the ceremony is not safe so we choose to delay, move indoors, or cancel, further information will be posted at the top of this webpage.

More details on the weather plan can be found here.

Parking

The influx of guests to campus, combined with morning rush-hour traffic, will create congestion around the Homewood campus. Guests are urged to allow extra time to reach campus. Parking on campus is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, please consider carpooling. Guests who will be staying in the city are encouraged to take a taxi cab.

On Thursday, May 21, there will be a morning shuttle to Homewood Field including a stop at the Mason circle and the Wyman surface lots between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  After the ceremony, a shuttle will transport guests to these two stops.  Guests should also be aware that University Parkway will be closed on the eastbound side between San Martin Dr. and Canterbury Rd. 

A limited number of wheel chair accessible parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Lacrosse Hall of Fame parking lot entered from W. University Parkway. A state issued wheel chair accessible parking hangtag or license plate is required.

Passengers with disabilities, or those who may have difficulty walking across campus, may also consider being dropped off in front of Homewood Field at the Schelle Pavilion on W. University Parkway. See here for further information on event accessibility.

 

For questions and additional information, please call 410-516-7711 or email commencement@jhu.edu.