Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Ceremony Livestreams

All of our graduation ceremonies will be broadcasted live. Visit emerson.edu/live for the broadcast at the scheduled time.

Emerson is providing the information below based on its current plans and in accordance with health and safety information currently available. Emerson may, in its discretion, or under direction of government or health authorities, change plans regarding modalities of courses or activities, and physical access to any facilities.


Emerson College holds graduation ceremonies once a year in May for graduates of the current academic year (September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023). If you will earn your degree in December 2022 or in August 2023, your ceremony will be in May 2023. Speech@Emerson graduates will have their own graduation ceremony at the conclusion of Immersion 2.

The City of Boston is no longer requiring proof of vaccination for indoor venues, however, venues may choose to adopt more stringent requirements and it is important to visit and revisit their websites as the ceremony nears:

  • December 18, 2022, Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Boston Park Plaza Hotel (following the City of Boston's vaccine requirements)
  • April 23, 2023, Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Boston Park Plaza Hotel (following the City of Boston's vaccine requirements)
  • May 13, 2023, SOA & SOC Graduate Hooding Ceremonies, Paramount Center
  • May 14, 2023, Commencement, Agganis Arena

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Ceremonies

Commencement

This is the ceremony for bachelor’s degree recipients. All master's degree graduates are also invited to process in regalia in the Commencement ceremony of the year that they graduate.

May 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Agganis Arena

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

The ceremonies below are for master's degree recipients. All master's degree graduates are also invited to process in regalia in the Commencement ceremony of the year that they graduate.

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS GRADUATE HOODING CEREMONY

(Theatre Education, Film & Media Art, Writing for Film & Television, Creative Writing, Popular Fiction, Publishing & Writing)

May 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Paramount Center

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION GRADUATE HOODING CEREMONY

(Media Design, Communication Disorders—On Campus, Communication Management, Public Relations, Political Communication, Sports Communication, Journalism, Print & Multimedia Journalism, Business of Creative Enterprises, Digital Marketing & Data Analytics, Marketing, Strategic Marketing Communication)

May 13, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Paramount Center

SPEECH@EMERSON GRADUATE HOODING CEREMONY

December 18, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

April 23, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

August 20, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed to the address on your Intent to Graduate form according to the schedule on the Registrar's Graduation page. If you need to change your diploma name, your diploma address, or your graduation term, please submit a new Intent to Graduate form, it will replace the old one. Please email registrar [at] emerson.edutitle="Mail to registrar [at] emerson.edu" with all diploma related questions.

Academic Honors

Latin honors will be recognized on the graduate's diploma. Latin honors are based on a student's entire academic record and awarded to the top percent of graduates each term after final grades have been submitted. Because Latin honors are based on percentages, the GPA required to qualify will vary. Graduates may view their transcript via eCommon.emerson.edu to see if they have qualified for Latin honors. Emerson College does not bestow cords for Latin honors. Per academic protocol, Latin honors only apply to Bachelor’s degree recipients.

Visa Letters

If your family requires a visa support letter to attend your graduation ceremony, please contact the oisa [at] emerson.edu (Office of International Student Affairs (OISA).)title="E-mail oisa [at] emerson.edu"