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(Note: This page includes information for graduates receiving degrees from the Jackson Institute.)

All degree candidates, December as well as May, must fill out a Commencement attendance form indicating whether or not they will attend the diploma ceremony. The attendance form is available only online and may be accessed here. The deadline for submission of attendance forms is April 15. Degree candidates who do not respond by this date may not be able to participate in the diploma ceremony, or may not be able to sit with their departments. 

The Graduate School diploma ceremony is livestreamed and available on YouTube every year. To view last year’s diploma ceremony, click here. A link to the 2015 livestream will be posted as soon as it becomes available. 

For further information, visit the Graduate School’s Commencement website, or send an email to GSCommencement@yale.edu.