The university continues to monitor developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for Commencement remain subject to change based on developments locally, statewide, and nationally, as well as changes in university policy.  Please see a May 3, 2022 update below right. 

Commencement 2022

Yale’s 321st commencement will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. on the historic Old Campus. Monday’s ceremony marks the occasion at which all university and honorary degrees are formally conferred. Diploma ceremonies follow the university ceremony in all residential colleges and at each school. 

In addition to the university ceremony, Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and each professional school schedule events over the course of Commencement Weekend. These events usually take place on Saturday and Sunday. A host of public performances and events are also offered on campus throughout the weekend.

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March 4, 2022
Cap and gown orders are now being taken! Students and faculty may visit the Cap and Gown page for more details on specific ordering information.
February 4, 2022
Dean Marvin Chun sent the following message to members of the Yale College Class of 2020 on February 4, 2022. February 4, 2022 Dear Graduates of the Class of 2020, I am...