Commencement at Tufts University has two ceremonies
Phase I Ceremony
Phase I consists of the All-University Commencement ceremony in which all Tufts schools participate. It includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the All-University Commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, presentation of degree candidates by school, and the granting of degrees by the Board of Trustees.
Phase II Ceremony
Phase II of Commencement at Tufts consists of individual degree ceremonies. Following the Phase I (All-University Commencement), individual department and school ceremonies will take place. It is at these ceremonies that graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized.