Commencement 2018

Yale 317th Commencement will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018. Monday’s ceremony marks the occasion at which all university degrees are formally conferred on the university’s historic Old Campus.

For Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools, Monday’s University Commencement is preceded and followed by celebratory events and activities specific to each school. These events usually take place on the Saturday and Sunday before Commencement. In addition, a host of other performances and events are offered on campus throughout the weekend.



May 21, 2018
Yale celebrates its 317th graduation on May 21 following a weekend including ceremonies, speeches, prize presentations, silly hats, and the awarding of honorary degrees among...
May 19, 2018
Serious weather concerns, including thunder and lightning, around the same time as Class Day, have required us to change plans. Class Day will now occur in Woolsey Hall,...
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May 10, 2018
Old Campus For our students’ and guests’ convenience,  hospitality stations, restrooms, handicapped-accessible restrooms, and first aid and water stations will be set up...