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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 I takes place on The Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall on the Medford/Somerville campus (Maps and Parking). Tickets are not required.

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.