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Graduate Commencement

Fenway Park

Sunday, May 7, 2023
10:00 a.m. ET

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 7, 2023
Start time – 10:00 a.m.
*Arrival and procession time to be announced.

Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St, Boston, MA
Rain or shine

Each ceremony will last 90-120 minutes. The graduate procession into Fenway will begin 1.5 hours before the ceremony start time.

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 Master and Doctorate level Boston candidates who are completing their degree requirements between Fall 2022 through Summer 2023 are eligible to attend the Graduate commencement ceremony.

Please note that all candidates receiving a degree in Doctor of Philosophy, School of Law, and College of Professional Studies will have their own specified ceremonies. Click here to find your eligible ceremony.

Eligibility FAQ

What if I completed my degree in December 2022/August 2023? Is there another ceremony?

There are no commencement ceremonies held directly following Fall or Summer terms.  If you graduate within the 2023 school year (Fall 2022 to Summer 2023) then you are eligible to attend the Spring ceremony held in May 2023.

I am graduating from a Northeastern global campus. Can I attend the in-person Commencement in Boston?

We strongly advise attending the ceremony held at your primary campus for your commencement. Each Northeastern campus will be hosting a ceremony for its graduates. Please click here view dates and locations for your ceremony.

A separate registration will be emailed from your specific global campus.


Students are allotted 6 guest tickets.

Details about downloading tickets will be emailed to students by April 2023. All students and guests will receive their tickets through the MLB Ballpark App.

Ticket FAQ

Can I register for extra tickets?

Extra tickets will not be available for the Commencement ceremonies. The allotted guest count is based on the number of graduates and the capacity of the venue.

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.

Student Speaker Application

Do you want to be a speaker at Commencement?

Each year, graduating seniors are invited to submit a speech to be considered for inclusion in the Commencement ceremony. Any student graduating in December 2022, May 2023, or August 2023, who is participating in the Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2023 may apply.

Deadline: March 27, 2023.

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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