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2022 Graduate Commencement

Graduation Venues and Travel Information

General Venue and Travel Information

Accessibility

Fenway Park: All students should enter through Gate B and there will be an ADA table for assistance. All guest entrances (Gate A, D, E) are ADA accessible and a Red Sox Fan Service staff will assist with any needs.

All other ceremonies or celebrations: Students can note all ADA needs for themselves and/or their guests through their event registration. Staff will be designated at the venue entrances for any specific requests.

Visa and international travel information

We recommend reaching out to the local U.S. consulate within the country that your family members are in to apply for a visitor visa. Click here to view visa appointment wait times.
The University does not provide letters to graduates as a means for their guests to apply for a visa from their country to attend a graduation ceremony.  The Office of Global Services recommends using copies of the following documents instead:

For graduates from a Northeastern Canadian campus who are planning to invite their family members to attend their graduation ceremony, click here for guidance on visa and travel information and click here for more details on letters of invitation.


Venue and Travel Information by Location

Boston
Fenway Park

Address

4 Jersey Street
Boston, MA 02215


Directions

Driving directions, MBTA routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Fenway Park website here


Parking

Complimentary parking will be available in the Columbus Parking Garage on Northeastern Campus, first-come first-served.

Click here to download or print the Columbus Garage parking pass.

Additional parking is available in the Boston area; parking rates may vary. Click here to view a list of parking near Fenway Park.

Hotels

There are many accommodation options located in the greater Boston area. We encourage you to plan your trip in advance and find an option that is best suitable for you. You can visit the Meet Boston page for the best hotel recommendations and guides for things to do while you are in the city.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, flowers, and full-sized flags are prohibited. Guests may bring one sealed 16oz plastic water bottle. Graduates may bring one empty reusable water bottle (water fill stations will be available at student lineup).  DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Graduates are allowed to wear Hawaiian Leis and bring the small flags that were selected and provided by university. Certified service dogs for guests with disabilities are welcome at Fenway Park. All other animals are prohibited. 

Food at Fenway Park

Fenway Concessions will be open before the start of the ceremony and will be closed once Commencement begins.

Water will be available for purchase throughout the ceremony and guests are allowed to bring unopened, clear, disposable plastic water bottles upon entry.

Please note that Fenway Park concessions will only accept credit cards as the method of payment for food & beverage. For guests who would like to pay by cash, there will be reverse ATMs throughout the ballpark that will provide a debit card in exchange for cash. This debit card may be used outside of Fenway Park as well.

Matthews Arena

Address

238-262 Street
Boston, MA 02115


Directions

Driving directions, MBTA routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Matthews Arena website here


Parking

Complimentary parking will be available in the Columbus Parking Garage on Northeastern Campus, first-come first-served.

Click here to download or print the Columbus Garage parking pass.

Additional parking is available on Northeastern Campus at Renaissance Park Garage; click here to view parking rates.

Hotels

There are many accommodation options located in the greater Boston area. We encourage you to plan your trip in advance and find an option that is best suitable for you. You can visit the Meet Boston page for the best hotel recommendations and guides for things to do while you are in the city.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited.

Additional Prohibited Items:

-Artificial noisemakers
-Backpacks, bags larger than 12″x12″x12″ or briefcases
-Food or beverages
-Laptops
-Laser pointers or similar items
-Selfie sticks
-Strollers
-Umbrellas
-Weapons
-Wrapped gift

Mobile Lockers

If you arrive at venue with a prohibited item such as a backpack, luggage, or stroller, then a mobile locker will be available to rent for $10 by Cullinane Hall, 288 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115.

Cabot Cage, Husky Hospitality Hub

Address

400 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115


Directions

Driving directions, MBTA routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Cabot Center website here


Parking

Complimentary parking will be available in the Columbus Parking Garage on Northeastern Campus, first-come first-served.

Click here to download or print the Columbus Garage parking pass.

Additional parking is available on Northeastern Campus at Renaissance Park Garage; click here to view parking rates.

Hotels

There are many accommodation options located in the greater Boston area. We encourage you to plan your trip in advance and find an option that is best suitable for you. You can visit the Meet Boston page for the best hotel recommendations and guides for things to do while you are in the city.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited.

Additional Prohibited Items:

-Artificial noisemakers
-Backpacks, bags larger than 12″x12″x12″ or briefcases
-Food or beverages
-Laptops
-Laser pointers or similar items
-Selfie sticks
-Strollers
-Umbrellas
-Weapons
-Wrapped gift

Mobile Lockers

If you arrive at venue with a prohibited item such as a backpack, luggage, or stroller, then a mobile locker will be available to rent for $10 by Cullinane Hall, 288 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115.

Charlotte

Address

Charlotte Campus
2151 Hawkins Street
Charlotte, NC 28203


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Charlotte Campus website here


Hotel/Travel/Parking

Please click here for a summary of hotel, travel, and parking information.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

London

Address

Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS


Directions

For further information on getting to The Barbican, please see The Barbican website. Gowning, photography will take place in The Garden Room – this is where you will need to head to when you arrive. There will be Student Ambassadors in place to guide you and your guests. The Ceremony will take place in The Barbican Cinema 1 and the Drinks reception will take place in the Conservatory. A free cloakroom will be available outside The Garden Room.


Parking

For those traveling by car, please visit The Barbican website for further information on booking a space.

Hotel

Please see below for recommended options for hotels and accommodations nearby to The Barbican

Oakland, Mills College at Northeastern

Address

Mills College Campus, Holmgren Meadow
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Mills College at Northeastern website here


Parking

Complimentary parking will be available on campus.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Portland, Roux Institute

Address

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the The Box Office at Merrill Auditorium website here


Parking

Parking information will be made available at a later date.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Seattle

Address

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA, 98101


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Benaroya Hall website here


Parking

Parking is located at the venue and additional parking can be located in the Downtown Seattle Area. Click here to learn more about parking near the venue.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Silicon Valley

Address

Campbell Heritage Theatre
1 W Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008


Directions

Driving directions can be found on the Campbell Heritage Theatre website.


Parking

Complimentary parking is available at the Campbell Heritage Theatre.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Toronto

Address

Meridian Hall
1 Front St E
Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Meridian Hall website


Parking

Public parking is available near Meridian Hall. Click here to learn more about parking at the venue.

International Travel

For graduates planning to invite their family members to attend their graduation ceremony, click here for guidance on visa and travel information and click here for more details on letters of invitation.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

Vancouver

Address

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7, Canada


Directions

Driving directions, public transportation routes, and instructions on other forms of transportation can be found on the Hyatt Recency Vancouver website.

Parking

Hyatt Regency Vancouver offers self-parking and valet parking options for guests. Click here to learn more about parking at the venue.

For other Vancouver downtown parking, click here for the Impark site.

Hotel

Please see below for recommended options for hotels with discounted rates for our guests.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Discount code: 68573

Hilton Vancouver Downtown

Using the App: Make a reservation then under the SPECIAL RATES section please use the following code under Corporate Code: 4143150.

International Travel

For graduates planning to invite their family members to attend their graduation ceremony, click here for guidance on visa and travel information and click here for more details on letters of invitation.

Security and Prohibited Items

In recognition of our commitment to sustainability, signs, banners, balloons, and full-sized flags are prohibited. DO NOT bring bags larger than 12″x12″x6″.

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