Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Yale Commencement Attendance Response Card
May 21 -22, 2017

Every GSAS Student receiving a degree in 2016-17 MUST complete this form (whether attending or not). The original deadline was April 15, extended to May 10.
*May 10: The deadline has passed -After May 10, Please do NOT fill this form if you plan to attend in person. Instead, you must first email to request permission to attend the Ceremony in person. We should be able to accomodate your request to march, but it may not be possible to seat you with your department in Woolsey Hall, as the original seating chart may be set already. You will hear back by email. 
*May 16- HGS Picnic Lunch requests are NOT Being taken anymore, as lunch orders are full. Please make alternate plans for your own lunch elsewhere after the diploma ceremony for yourself and your guests.
*NOT ATTENDING in Person:  Until June 5, you must still complete the form here if Not Attending in person, and use the Diploma form linked here to direct your diploma (Mail or Pickup) as requested. 
See GSAS Commencement info online at the GSAS Website 
For questions about GS Commencement attendance,  email
Video Livestreaming online: For 2017, the University Ceremony Monday morning on Old Campus & the GSAS Diploma Ceremony at Woolsey Hall on Monday afternoon will both be videotaped and livestreamed online, for viewing in real-time and afterwards. Family and friends who are not able to attend can watch you receive your diploma online. See here.

SCHEDULE of GSAS Commencement Events

Sunday, May 21

2:00 pm, Graduate School Convocation, HGS Courtyard Tent, 320 York Street.

Student prizes and faculty mentor prizes awarded. Remarks by Dean Cooley and Graduate Mentor Award winners. All are welcome, no tickets needed; academic regalia is not required. Followed by Dean's Reception in McDougal Common Room & 119 HGS with light refreshments. 

Monday, May 22

9:00 am, Coffee & Robing - Graduates and Guests Assemble, HGS Courtyard

9:25am Procession from HGS. Guests Proceed to Old Campus

9:40am, Cross Campus Degree Candidates assemble under signs indicating their degree.

10:30 am, Old Campus, corner High and Elm University Commencement exercises, Old Campus. No tickets required. Ceremony is video streamed live and on Youtube here.

Approximately 12:15 pm, Graduate School Diploma Ceremony, Woolsey Hall 

Diplomas awarded by GSAS Dean Cooley and faculty representatives from each department or degree program. Followed by Dean’s luncheon for Woolsey Hall degree recipients and their guests, faculty and staff, in the HGS courtyard Tent and HGS rooms.

All GSAS graduates must complete this online form to receive their diploma in person or by mail.

*No tickets are required for the Woolsey ceremony for you or your guests - Each Graduate has an assigned seat at Woolsey; guest seating is open and unassigned (no tickets required for guests). This GSAS Diploma Ceremony is streamed live at Yale Youtube channel. for family and friends who can not attend.

*The Woolsey Hall ceremony awards all PhD diplomas and those of students in terminal Masters programs, with the exception of those in Jackson Institute (see below). Students receiving the MA, MS or MPhil degree en route to the PhD degree do not normally attend the GS Diploma Ceremony in person. Please email if you wish to discuss this as an en route degree recipient.

**Students receiving master’s degrees from the Jackson Institute (Global Affairs) receive their diplomas in a separate ceremony held at Horchow Hall on Hillhouse Avenue. A luncheon follows there - please do not signup for the GSAS Dean's lunch Monday at HGS.