Commencement

Ceremonies

Save the date: SMFA at Tufts Commencement will be May 19, 2019.

This page will be updated with further details soon.

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.

Sunday, May 20, 9:00 AM-11 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 20, 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.

Future Commencement Dates

May 19, 2019
May 17, 2020
May 23, 2021
May 22, 2022