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Calendar of Events

Commencement 2016

Yale College Baccalaureate ceremonies in Woolsey Hall:

Saturday, May 21 at 2:30 pm: Morse, Pierson, Saybrook, and Timothy Dwight Colleges
Sunday, May 22 at 9:30 am: Berkeley, Calhoun, Davenport, and Ezra Stiles Colleges
Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am: Branford, Jonathan Edwards, Silliman, and Trumbull Colleges

Yale College Class Day:

Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 pm on Old Campus

University Commencement: 

Monday, May 23 at 10:30 am on Old Campus

Diploma Ceremonies for Yale College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and professional schools usually take place immediately after University Commencement. Dates and times will be posted as soon as they are available. 

Dates and times of individual convocations, ceremonies, and receptions will also be posted as soon as they are available.

To get a sense of what Commencement weekend includes, see the 2015 schedule by clicking the links below. 

Commencement 2015

Please visit the links below for detailed, school-specific calendars of events along with other campus-wide event information. Dates and times for Yale College Baccalaureate ceremonies can be found under the Yale College calendar.

For a list of school programs and degrees, please consult the Yale University Bulletin, available here. A list of degrees offered by school can be found under the section titled ‘The work of Yale University.’