A guide for family, friends, and students



Preparations for Commencement 2016 are underway. We hope that this site will be helpful to you as you begin to plan your weekend. Please continue to check back as more information becomes available and as schedules are confirmed. The 2016 Calendar of Events will be updated throughout March with individual school information and performances and events. 


April 26, 2016
For the past two years, I’ve worked as an usher at Yale’s annual commencement ceremonies. It’s Yale at its most manicured and best: The weather is sublime and there are no...
April 22, 2016
Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will be this year’s Class Day speaker.
April 12, 2016
For the comfort and safety of our students and Commencement guests, we ask those attending Baccalaureate services on Saturday or Sunday to please leave all large bags and...
March 24, 2016
Share and celebrate the accomplishment of graduation with family and friends! Order the official graduation announcement of Yale University, which features the university...
March 15, 2016
Not sure where to dine? Looking for a cup of coffee between events? Want to view the Commencement schedule by school? Can’t remember where your student’s diploma...