A guide for family, friends, and students

Calendar of Events

Major Commencement 2016 weekend exercises and events are scheduled for the dates and times listed below.

Diploma ceremonies for Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools usually take place immediately after university Commencement on Monday. Dates, times, and locations will be posted as soon as they are available.

Many colleges and schools host individual convocations and receptions during Commencement weekend. More information about these events will be posted as soon as it is available.  

To get a sense of all of the events and activities that Commencement weekend includes, you may wish to look at the full 2015 schedule.

Yale College Baccalaureate ceremonies

Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove Streets

Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Morse, Pierson, Saybrook, and Timothy Dwight Colleges

Sunday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Berkeley, Calhoun, Davenport, and Ezra Stiles Colleges

Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Silliman, and Trumbull Colleges


Yale College Class Day

Old Campus

Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.


University Commencement

Old Campus

Monday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m.