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 Tufts University Board of Trustees. Phase I takes place on The Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall. (Maps and Parking) Tickets not required.
Phase II Ceremony
Phase II of Commencement at Tufts consists of individual degree ceremonies. Following the Phase I All-University Commencement (Sunday, May 19), individual department and school ceremonies will take place. It is at these ceremonies that graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized. Tickets are required for the SMFA at Tufts Phase II Ceremony.
Sunday, May 19, 9:00 AM - SMFA students are encouraged to attend the All-University Commencement Ceremony (Phase I) on The Green on the Tufts Campus in Medford/Somerville. The all-university commencement ceremony includes the Academic Procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the all-university commencement address, recognition of faculty emeriti, and presentation of degree candidates by school (SMFA at Tufts is part of the School of Arts & Sciences). The ceremony is followed by lunch on the lawn from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Sunday, May 19, 6:00 PM - A special ceremony for SMFA at Tufts graduates (Phase II) will take place in the Shapiro Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At the Phase II ceremony, graduates’ names are announced and students are individually recognized. Tickets are required.