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2023 CPS Doctoral Commencement


College of Professional Studies
Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Matthews Arena

Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:30 a.m. ET

College of Professional Studies
Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:30 a.m. ET

Matthews Arena, 238-262 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115
Rain or shine

Each ceremony will last 90-120 minutes.

The ceremony will be livestreamed for all who are unable to attend. Details will be on the College of Professional Studies website on the day of the ceremony.


All College of Professional Studies Doctoral level Boston candidates who complete their degree requirements by the Spring 2023 quarter through Winter 2024 quarter are eligible to attend the CPS Doctoral hooding & graduation ceremony.


Each graduate can claim up to 6 guest tickets.

Students should receive instructions to claim tickets in their Northeastern email address early February.

To go back to your guest tickets, follow these instructions:
– Log in to 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.

Ticket FAQ

Can I register for extra tickets?

Extra tickets are not available for this ceremony due to venue capacity.

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. 

What if I do not use all of my tickets during registration?

After your initial ticket registration, you can log back into the ticketing webpage to and access the remainder of your tickets until the day of the ceremony.

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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