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All-University Commencement

Commencement at Yankee Stadium

Thank you for joining us at the 186th Commencement Exercises! Congratulations to all the graduates!

Commencement Schedule

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Yankee Stadium

9:00 a.m.  Gates Open for Candidates and Guests
10:30 a.m.  Faculty Procession Begins
11:00 a.m.  Ceremony Begins
12:30 p.m.  Ceremony Concludes (approx.)

Order of Exercises

The Commencement Exercises last for approximately 90 minutes to two hours. The program includes remarks by university leadership, a student speaker, the awarding of honorary degrees to several distinguished individuals, the conferring of degrees and certificates to students, and the passing of the university torch.

It is not possible to recognize each individual student by name at Commencement. Deans will introduce each class as a whole and a student representative from the school, who is selected in advance, will receive a symbolic diploma.


Tickets are required for all attending Commencement. Ticket distribution is underway through Tuesday, May 15.


Commencement takes place rain or shine. Small umbrellas are permitted in the stadium. The ceremony may be abbreviated if there is heavy rain.

Getting to the Stadium

Public transportation is highly recommended to the stadium. Parking lots are nearby for those driving to the stadium

What Not to Bring

Large bags (larger than 16"x16"x8"), selfie sticks, laptops, flowers, balloons, and other items are not permitted. Yankee Stadium does not provide a bag check. View the full list of prohibited items.