Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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 graduate in December 2021 or in August 2022, your ceremony will be in May 2022.

Commencement Weekend 2022

Commencement Weekend 2022 will be held on May 7 and 8.

  • Saturday, May 7: SOA and SOC Graduate Hooding Ceremonies at the Paramount Center (These are the ceremonies for Master’s Degree recipients including DMDA and Pop Fiction.)
  • Sunday, May 8: Commencement at the Agganis Arena (This is the ceremony for Bachelor’s Degree recipients.)

Speech@Emerson graduates have their own graduation ceremony during Immersion 2. S@E December 2021 graduates will have an online ceremony during their online Immersion.

All masters degree graduates are invited to process behind the faculty in the Commencement Ceremony of the year that they graduate.

In order to graduate (receive a diploma) you MUST submit an Intent to Graduate form. The link is on the Registrar's Graduation page.

In order to participate in a graduation ceremony, you must Register to Participate. Registration will open in December for the May ceremonies.

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Summer 2021 Graduates

Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed to the address on your Intent to Graduate form by the Registrar’s Office. You should receive your diploma by early October. Please email registrar [at] emerson.edu for 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 qualified Latin honors. Emerson College does not bestow cords for Latin Honors. Per academic protocol, Latin honors only apply to undergraduates.

Regalia

Online regalia sales have ended and will resume in December 2021. If you have questions about your online regalia order, please contact Oak Hall customerservice [at] oakhalli.com or 800-456-7623.