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.

Speech@Emerson graduates have their own graduation ceremony that coincides with Immersion 2.

At this time we are planning for in-person graduation ceremonies in 2022, with in-person guests. Each person in attendance at a ceremony, whether located on-campus or off, must abide by the COVID-19 protocols listed in the Shared Code of Conduct.  All ceremonies will also be live streamed.

Ceremonies

Commencement

This is the ceremony for bachelor’s degree recipients. All master's degree graduates are 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.
Agganis Arena

Graduate Hooding Ceremonies

These are the ceremonies for master’s degree recipients, including DMDA and Popular Fiction. 

All master's degree graduates are 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

May 7, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Paramount Center

School of Communication Graduate Hooding Ceremony

May 7, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Paramount Center

Speech@Emerson Graduate Hooding Ceremony

April 27, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
Boston Exhibition and Convention Center

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December 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 February. 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 Bachelor’s degree recipients.