Commencement Covid-19 Policy

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. More detailed information can be found on the university’s COVID-19 website.


Yale policy requires that Commencement guests are fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), carry documentation, and be prepared to share their documentation if asked. *

* Some schools may allow unvaccinated guests under certain circumstances and in certain venues. Please refer directly to Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the professional schools for their vaccination policy.

If you are unvaccinated and your school allows unvaccinated guests, you must agree to comply with the university requirements for Commencement activities from May 13 to 15 and May 20 to 23 and register to attend.

Unvaccinated guests may not reside in campus housing.

We ask that all guests be vigilant in their public health compliance.