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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:

Health & safety (Covid-19) policies

Northeastern University celebrations and ceremonies: If you are a guest attending an event or ceremony on Northeastern’s campus, please read more about the current COVID-19 guidelines here.

For more information about COVID-19, please follow the CDC guidance on travel, health, and safety.


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.

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

Note that flowers and balloons are not permitted inside of Fenway Park.  Graduates are allowed to wear Hawaiian Leis.
Certified service dogs for guests with disabilities are welcome at Fenway Park. All other animals are prohibited. 

Please view the venue policies for security information and a list of prohibited items.

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.

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

Please view the venue policies for security information and a list of prohibited items.

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.

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

Please view the venue policies for security information and a list of prohibited items.

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

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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.

Security

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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.

Security

Security information will be made available at a later date.

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