Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Yale Commencement Attendance Response Card
May 20 -21, 2018

Every GSAS Student receiving a degree in 2017-18 MUST complete this form (whether attending or not). The original deadline to reply was April 15. The Deadline was extended to May 12.
AS OF MAY 15, 2018, YOU MAY NO LONGER SUBMIT THIS FORM TO REQUEST TO ATTEND IN PERSON. PLEASE EMAIL immediately to discuss your situation. We may be able to accomodate late requests to attend from May 16-21, but only upon email request first.
*After May 12, HGS Commencement lunch orders will NO LONGER be accepted. Please make alternate plans for enjoying your own meal at one of New Haven's many fine dining places.
 *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 2018, 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 20

1:00 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 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 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.