Sunday, May 20
Tentative time 1:00 pm, Graduate School Convocation, HGS Courtyard Tent, 320 York Street. (time will be finalized by Feb 1, 2018)
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 21
9:00 am, Coffee & Robing - Graduates and Guests Assemble, HGS Courtyard
9:25 am Procession from HGS. Guests Proceed to Old Campus
9:40 am, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.