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, 2021 to August 31, 2022). If you will earn your degree in December 2021 or in August 2022, your ceremony will be in May 2022. Speech@Emerson graduates will have their own graduation ceremony at the conclusion of Immersion 2.
At this time we are planning for in-person graduation ceremonies in 2022, with in-person guests. All of our graduation ceremonies will be held at indoor Boston venues. All ceremonies will also be live streamed.
As of February 18, 2022 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:
- April 27, 2022, Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (following the City of Boston's vaccine requirements)
- May 7, 2022, SOA & SOC Graduate Hooding Ceremonies, Paramount Center
- May 8, 2022, Commencement, Agganis Arena
- August 21, 2022, Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Boston Park Plaza Hotel (following the City of Boston's vaccine requirements)
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This is the ceremony for bachelor’s degree recipients. All master's degree graduates are also invited to process in regalia behind the faculty in the Commencement ceremony of the year that they graduate.
May 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
The ceremonies below are for master's degree recipients. All master's degree graduates are also invited to process in regalia behind the faculty in the Commencement ceremony of the year that they graduate.
School of the Arts Graduate Hooding Ceremony
(Theatre Education, Media Art, Film & Media Art, Writing for Film & Television, Creative Writing, Popular Fiction, Publishing & Writing)
May 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
School of Communication Graduate Hooding Ceremony
(Media Design, Communication Disorders—On Campus, Communication Management, Public Relations, Political Communication, Sports Communication, Journalism, Digital Marketing & Data Analytics, Strategic Marketing Communication)
May 7, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony
April 27, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
August 21, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
December 18, 2022 at TBD
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
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 address, your diploma name, or your graduation term, please submit a new Intent to Graduate form, it will replace the old one. Please email registrar [at] emerson.edu with all diploma related questions.
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 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.
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).)