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. You can view the calendar of events here.

Important notes:

University Commencement for Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and all professional schools is on Monday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. on Old Campus. Diploma ceremonies follow in the afternoon.

Reservations for on-campus housing are now being taken. Please refer to the Accommodations page for more details.


May 16, 2015
Thanks to the graduates and their families for joining us at the photo booth on Beinecke Plaza during the President’s Reception on Saturday afternoon!¬†Find and download...
May 15, 2015
Entrance to Old Campus Entrances to Class Day exercises on Old Campus will open Sunday at approximately 11:30 am. All students and guests planning to attend should arrive...