Immediately following University Commencement ceremony, Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A./M.S. diplomas are awarded by the Graduate School Dean and faculty representatives from each department or degree program.* For safety reasons, children and other guests are not allowed on stage at any time during the event. No tickets are required, but all graduating students must submit the Diploma Ceremony Response form by the deadline.
The Graduate School Diploma Ceremony is followed by a reception for graduates and their guests in the McDougal Center Courtyard. (Enter from Hillhouse Avenue near Sachem Street or Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street).
*Students receiving master’s degrees from the M.A./M.A.S. programs of the Jackson Institute attend a separate diploma ceremony at Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue.