Attending In-Person Ceremonies at Fenway Park

May 2, 2021 Schedule

Class of 2021 (December 2020, May 2021, August 2021)

  • Ceremony seating begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony ends at approximately 12:00 p.m.

Class of 2020 (December 2019, May 2020, August 2020)

  • Ceremony seating begins at 2:30 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Ceremony ends at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Attending the Ceremony

Graduates must Register to Participate to attend their ceremony and receive tickets. More information about tickets and accessibility accommodations is available here.

Regalia is not required for an in-person ceremony. More information about regalia is available here

You may bring posters, flowers, and leis to Fenway Park and we invite you to show your Emerson pride from Fenway on May 2 using #Emerson2020 or #Emerson2021. Your message may even end up on Fenway’s New Balance board during the ceremony!

  • You may not bring balloons, because they block views, or drape any banners over railings, or affix anything to the structure of the Park.
  • In accordance with State of Massachusetts Covid requirements, concessions will not be available and, except for one unopened bottle of water, food may not be brought into Fenway Park.
  • Only clutch-style handbags and wallets smaller than 9x5 inches will be permitted into Fenway Park as well as medical bags and manufactured diaper bags that accompany guests with young children.
  • Regalia is not required for an in-person ceremony. More information about regalia is available here.

Note: There are now lawn signs on the main page of the Commencement website!
Coming Soon: Digital backgrounds.

For questions about tickets, the Ballpark app, or what you may bring, please call Red Sox customer service Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 877-RED-SOX9.