Phase I Ceremony (All-University ceremony) 9AM – 11AM
The all-university commencement ceremony includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the all-university commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, presentation of degree candidates by school (SMFA is part of the School of Arts & Sciences). Phase I takes place on The Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall. (Maps and Parking)The ceremony is followed by Lunch on the Lawn.

Tickets are not required for the Phase I ceremony. Tickets are required, however, for the Lunch on the Lawn on Commencement Sunday. Additional Lunch on the Lawn tickets (students will receive three tickets with their marching cards) must be purchased prior to Commencement, at the Dining Services Office. Lunch tickets will not be for sale on Commencement Sunday.

Phase II Ceremony (SMFA-only ceremony) 6 PM
At the Phase II ceremony, graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized. Tickets are required for the SMFA Phase II ceremony.

2018 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Saturday, May 19, 3:00 PM, Baccalaureate Service for all graduating seniors and families, held at the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation Center in Medford. Doors open at 2:00 PM. Seniors should arrive by 2:30 PM to align for the procession in cap and gown. The ceremony lasts about one hour. (No tickets necessary)

Sunday, May 20, 9:00 AM, SMFA students are encouraged to attend the all-university commencement ceremony on The Green (Phase I) in Medford, followed by Lunch on the Lawn (Phase II) from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. (Tickets are not required for the ceremony but are required for lunch)

Sunday, May 20, 6:00 PM, The ceremony for SMFA will take place at 6:00 PM in the Shapiro Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Tickets Required*)

*This page will be updated when tickets are available.