Boston Park Plaza Hotel
34 Columbus Ave (Rear Entrance)
Boston, MA 02116

Graduating students should report to 34 Columbus Ave. and proceed to Ballroom B on the 2nd floor.


December 2023 Cohort (Class of 2024)

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Speech@Emerson graduate students arrive at 2:30 p.m.

Doors open to guests at 3:40 p.m. (Guests who arrive early will need to wait outside.)

School of Communication Graduate Hooding Ceremony for Speech@Emerson 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m


Directions for student lineup are now available.


The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is within walking distance of several subway, or T stops, such as Arlington, Back Bay, and Park Street. 


Valet parking is available at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel 34 Columbus Ave. entrance for a flat rate of $30 for 8 daytime hours. Other nearby parking garages include the Motor Mart Garage, and the Boston Common Garage. On-street metered parking is rare but free on Sundays.

Please visit the Boston Park Plaza Hotel site for more information about directions, transportation, and parking.


Graduates will need their hands free and should only bring a bag large enough for their ID, phone, and keys—one that will fit under their gown.

Guest bags must be smaller than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches (except diaper bags).

Please do not bring items that will block the view or disturb the enjoyment of others such as helium balloons, large signs, or noisemakers.


Please see the College's accommodations webpage to view exclusive discounts for Emerson guests at campus area hotels. We recommend that guests book hotels or B&Bs well in advance.

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="Contact OISA".