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.

Information about Commencement 2018 and the weekend will begin being distributed to families of Yale College seniors in November 2017. Graduate and professional schools will also begin communicating with their students about Commencement weekend in the fall. This website will be updated with Commencement 2018 information beginning in Fall 2017 and continuing into Spring 2018, as individual schools solidify their plans for school-specific events. 

On-campus housing reservations for 2018 are now open. Please visit the Accommodations page for more information.



February 27, 2018
Yale alumna Hillary Rodham Clinton ’73 J.D. will be the featured speaker at the 2018 Senior Class Day ceremony, part of Commencement weekend. Clinton, who has spent four...
February 23, 2018
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April 19, 2017
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