A guide for family, friends, and students


Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Blue and sunny skies reigned at Yale’s 315th Commencement. Congratulations to all graduates, family, and friends. Thank you for joining us in celebration. Photos from the many ceremonies hosted throughout the weekend can be found here and on the Yale University Flickr page

Information about future Commencement dates and arrangements may be found here. This site will be updated with more Commencement 2017 information in fall of 2016.


May 26, 2016
Click on the videos to watch the 2016 University Commencement exercises, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony, Yale College Class Day, and Baccalaureate...
May 25, 2016
Rebecca Modiano had no intention of joining the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp when she arrived at Yale University as a freshman.
May 24, 2016
One minute, the Old Campus was serene. Small sparrows flitted about and landed on some of the thousands of empty white chairs lined in neat rows. Family members and other...
May 24, 2016
The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs celebrated its 33 graduates today with a diploma ceremony and celebratory lunch at Horchow Hall. The Institute awarded 31 MA degrees...
May 24, 2016
The Yale School of Management hosted its 39th Commencement on May 23, awarding diplomas to 415 members of the Class of 2016 during a ceremony in the courtyard of Edward P....
May 24, 2016
More than 200 graduates of Yale Law School participated in commencement ceremonies on Monday afternoon at the William K. Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium, surrounded...
May 23, 2016
Eleven graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. The honorees are listed below, in the...