Procession

The Commencement procession, brings together the entire Yale community in celebration. The procession steps off of Cross Campus promptly at 10:00 a.m. and is led by the senior marshal, procession marshal, the colors, the president’s banners, and the band. 

All graduating students march through Noah Porter Gate, and travel to Old Campus via Elm Street through Miller Gate; via College Street through Phelps Gate; or via High Street through High Street Gate.

Schedule

9:30 a.m. - Yale College, Graduate and professional school degree candidates leave their residential colleges and schools and begin to process to Cross Campus.

10:00 a.m. - The begining of the procession and Yale College leave Noah Porter Gate and travel down Elm Street to the New Haven Green.

10:30 a.m. - The party of the Yale Corporation (including the university’s board of trustees, university banner, Corporation marshal, chief marshal, university officers, Corporation members, and honorary degree recipients) pass through the candidates for graduate and professional school degrees who have assembled on Cross Campus, before traveling down Elm Street to the New Haven Green where they will pass through the Yale College students.

10:50 a.m. - The candidates for graduate and professional school degrees leave Noah Porter Gate and travel either to Miller Gate or High Street Gate.

 

For Guests:

All guests and family members are strongly encouraged to avoid Cross Campus. Viewing the procssion can be done from the seating on Old Campus. Street closures and barricades around the procession route will make lines of sight challenging for guests. Photos may be taken at Cross Campus, or Noah Porter Gate following the Commencement ceremony.