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2023 Doctor of Philosophy Hooding & Graduation Ceremonoy


Doctor of Philosophy Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Matthews Arena

Monday, April 29, 2024
3:00 p.m. ET

Doctor of Philosophy Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Monday, April 29, 2024

Graduate Arrival (Gainsborough Garage) – 1:30 p.m.
Advisor Arrival (Matthews Lot) – 2:15 p.m.
Guest Doors Open – 2:00 p.m.
Ceremony Start time – 3:00 p.m.

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 commencement website on the day of the ceremony.


All Doctor of Philosophy candidates who complete their degree requirements by August 2023, December 2023, or May 2024 are eligible to attend the Doctor of Philosophy 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 at this time. If additional tickets are needed after registrations are open, please email [email protected].

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.

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