College Celebrations 2023

Leading up to the Commencement ceremony at Fenway Park, graduates also have the opportunity to attend their college celebration to be recognized with their peers on Northeastern’s campus.  Each college will be hosting a unique experience for their graduates and festivities will be active across campus with photo ops, interactive installations, and fun gifts.

All celebrations will be held at Matthews Arena unless noted otherwise each student will be allotted 3 guest tickets.

*Please note that the times are subject to change.

College of Arts, Media and Design

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration
Saturday, May 6, 2023
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

 

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Doctorate Celebration
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Thursday, May 4, 2023
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Blackman Auditorium

 

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Graduate Celebration
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cabot Cage

Undergraduate Celebration
Thursday, May 4, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

 

College of Engineering

Undergraduate Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

 

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Graduate Celebration
Saturday, May 6, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

Undergraduate Celebration
Saturday, May 6, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

 

College of Science

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration
Thursday, May 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena

 

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2023
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Matthews Arena


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Commencement and Celebrations?

    University Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies are the university-wide ceremonies at which President confers degrees. Doctor of Philosophy, School of Law, and College of Professional Studies graduates have their names read and cross the stage at their own Commencement ceremonies.

    These College Celebrations are recognitions of individual achievement where graduate names are called and graduates cross the stage. Celebrations are hosted by the college or special interest group.

  • Will diplomas be handed out at this event?

    No, all diplomas will be mailed directly to students 4-6 weeks after your conferral date.

  • Will photos be taken?

    As students are being recognized they will be photographed by a professional photographer from GradImages.  Students will receive an email post-ceremony with photo package options for purchase.

  • How can I register for celebrations?

    First, please make sure that you applied to graduate by following the instructions here.

    Next steps for registration to attend and receive tickets will be sent out via email from your colleges in January 2023.


Please view the gallery below from 2022 as a preview of what to expect.

Photos by Northeastern University Photographers and Heratch Ekmekjian