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2023 College Celebration

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College Celebrations

Matthews Arena

About College Celebrations

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 College Celebrations will be held at Matthews Arena, unless otherwise noted. Please plan to join fellow classmates and guests immediately following at the Husky Hospitality Hub at Cabot Physical Education Center, for refreshments, music and photo opportunities.  The Husky Hospitality Hub will be open for 1.5 hours after the end of each College celebration.  Each graduate can claim up to 3 guest tickets.

Seating in Matthews Arena is unreserved and on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Overflow space is available at the Husky Hospitality Hub in the Cabot Center.

*Times are subject to change.

Celebrations FAQ

What is the difference between Celebrations and Commencement?

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.

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.

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How Celebrations and Commencement Differ
Will diplomas be handed out at this event?

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

Students may receive a letter of congratulations from their college.

Will photos be taken at these events?

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.

Photo opportunities will also be available all around campus and at Cabot Cage.

Do graduates wear regalia to the celebrations?

Yes, graduates should wear their regalia to their celebrations. Please note that students also need to keep their regalia if they also plan to attend the University Commencement Ceremony.

How can I register for celebrations?

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

Students should receive an email to their Northeastern email with a registration link in February. They can also visit northeastern.marchingorder.com to register for college celebrations by using their Northeastern email.

How do I claim guest tickets?

Students can claim up to 3 guest tickets through their ceremony registration. Guest tickets can be emailed to guests and they will receive a unique QR code. Please note that tickets are transferrable, however, the QR code can only be scanned once per person.

More information about ticket registration will be emailed to students at a later date closer to the celebration date.

To go back to your guest tickets, follow these instructions:
– Log in to http://northeastern.marchingorder.com/ using your Northeastern email address.
– Click “Print/Email Tickets”. You have the option to either print each ticket or email your tickets to your guests.

What if I’m a combined major?

Combined majors are eligible and invited to attend both of their college celebrations.

College of Arts, Media, and Design

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Doctorate Celebration

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
10:00 a.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration

Saturday, May 4, 2024
9:00 a.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Nurse Pinning Ceremony

Thursday, May 2, 2024
4:00 p.m. ET

Location: Blackman Auditorium

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Undergraduate Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 2024
9:00 a.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Graduate Celebration

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
4:00 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

College of Engineering

Undergraduate Celebration

Saturday, May 4, 2024
1:30 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Graduate Celebration

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Please view times below.

Location: Matthews Arena

Engineering Graduate Celebration Times

Please look for your program/degree below for your assigned celebration time.

Program/DegreeCelebration Start TimeCelebration End Time
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
– MS in Advanced & Intelligent Manufacturing
– MS in Human Factors
– MS in Product Development
– MS in Engineering Systems
– MS in Industrial Engineering
– MS in Mechanical Engineering
– MS in Operation Research
– MS in Energy Systems
– MS in Energy Systems- Bridge
Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering
– MS in Cyber-Physical Systems
– MS in Data Architecture and Management
– MS in Software Engineering Systems
– MS in Telecommunication Networks
– MS in Information Systems- Bridge
9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
– MS in Engineering and Public Policy
– MS in Sustainable Building Systems
– MS in Civil Engineering
– MS in Environmental Engineering
Bioengineering
– MS in Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
– MS in Chemical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
– MS in Computer Systems Engineering
– MS in Robotics
– MS in Electrical Engineering
– MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
11:15 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering
– MS in Information Systems, Last Name A-L
1:15 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Multidisciplinary Graduate Engineering
– MS in Information Systems, Last Name M-Z
3:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
– MS in Data Analytics Engineering
5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
– MS in Engineering Management
7:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Undergraduate Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Graduate Celebration

Thursday, May 2, 2024
6:00 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

College of Science

Undergraduate Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2024
1:30 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

Graduate Celebration

Friday, May 3, 2024
6:00 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

2023 College Celebration

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Undergraduate and Graduate Celebration

Saturday, May 4, 2024
6:00 p.m. ET

Location: Matthews Arena

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