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Bay Area Commencement

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
2:00 p.m. PT

Bay Area Commencement

Join the Northeastern community of the San Francisco and Silicon Valley campuses as we celebrate the achievements of the 2023 graduating class.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Start time – 2:00 p.m. PT

*Arrival and procession time to be announced.

Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

The ceremony is expected to last 90 minutes—reception to follow immediately after the ceremony.

The ceremony will be livestreamed for all who are unable to attend. 


All degree candidates who complete their degree requirements in San Francisco or Silicon Valley between Fall 2022 through Summer 2023 are eligible to attend the Bay Area Commencement.


Students are allotted 4 guest tickets.

Further information about requesting tickets will be confirmed at a later date.

Ticket FAQ

Can I register for extra tickets?

Extra tickets will not be available for the commencement ceremony. The allotted count is based on the number of graduates and capacity at Fox Theatre.

Do children and babies need tickets?

Children 2 years or younger who are able to sit on an adult’s lap for the duration of the ceremony do not need a ticket. Please note that strollers are prohibited. Children older than 2 years must have a ticket. 

Looking for more info on preparing for your graduation ceremony?

Find out everything you need to do (including applying to graduate) in the months, weeks, and days leading up to graduation—and tips for the day itself.

Memorabilia and traditions

Looking for a gift for your graduate? Northeastern has a variety of items to celebrate their accomplishments!

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