Commencement

Preparation


Apply to Graduate

All students who plan to graduate must file an application which must be processed by the Registrar’s Office. Instructions and forms will be posted on the Registrar's Apply to Graduate webpage. Note: You must be approved by the Registrar's Office before you can pick up your tickets.


Attending Commencement

All students, including students who graduate December 30, 2015, will need to let us know if they will be participating in the 2016 Commencement Ceremony. Sign in to eCommon and click the commencement self-service tab for instructions.

Important dates

  • Deadline to submit your intent online: April 20 th
  • Deadline for summer graduates to register and pay for remaining credits: April 20th

Students completing their degrees at the end of the summer 2016 term

Only students who have registered and paid for their remaining credits by April 20th will be approved to participate in commencement. You will be notified via email from the Registrar’s Office about the status of your request.

Important dates

  • Deadline to submit your intent online: TBA
  • Deadline for summer graduates to register and pay for remaining credits: TBA

Students completing their degrees at the end of the summer 2016 term

Only students who have registered and paid for their remaining credits by TBA will be approved to participate in commencement. You will be notified via email from the Registrar’s Office about the status of your request.


Invitations

Download and print invitations here. Or, download and forward invitations for your prospective guests to save paper and ensure delivery!


Pick Up Tickets

Undergraduate students may receive up to six (6) guest tickets to the commencement ceremony. The graduating student does not need a guest ticket if they are participating in the ceremony.

Graduate students may receive up to ten (10) guest tickets to the commencement ceremony. The graduating student does not need a guest ticket if they are participating in the ceremony.

You must pick up your guest tickets in person and provide proper identification (photo ID). Guest tickets will not be mailed under any circumstances. Tickets also cannot be picked up at the door.

Pick-up Location — TBA


Purchase Cap and Gown

Caps and gowns may be purchased at the Emerson College Bookstore 617-824-8696 beginning April 2016.

Commencement

Students celebrate Commencement on the Boston Common.


School Rings and Graduation Announcements

To order school rings and/or graduation announcements, please visit Balfour.