Commencement Week Activities


For the events where registration is required, graduates will be able to pick up guest tickets along with their lanyard on May 18 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm and also directly before the Graduate Reception.

Registration for all events will be open on April 6 and close on May 6 in CampusGroups.

May 18 | Graduate Reception
5:00pm – 7:00pm | Evans Hall Back Lawn

Registration required | Free for all graduates, partners, and children

Registration has now closed

May 19 | Commencement Rehearsal
2:00pm – 3:00pm| Evans Hall Courtyard

Mandatory for all graduates

May 19 | Welcome to the Alumni Community Reception
3:30pm – 5:00pm | Atrium

Registration required | Open to all graduates

Registration has now closed

May 20 | Class Photo Day
1:00pm | Atrium

Mandatory for all graduates*

*EMBA Students will take their class photo on Commencement Day and do not need to attend.

Graduates should arrive before their program’s time slot, listed below:

  • MAM: 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • GBS 1:30pm -2:00pm
  • AM: 2:00pm-2:30pm
  • SR: 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • MBA: 3:00pm

Register here.

May 22 | Family Open House 12:00pm – 4:00pm | Evans Hall

Graduates can provide their families and friends a self-guided tour of Evans Hall. Feel free to stop by anytime between 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

May 22 | Community Picnic at Lighthouse Point Park
4:30pm – 6:30pm | Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT

Pricing: Graduates – FREE |Children under 12 – $5.00| Guests 12 years and older – $15.00

Registration required | Open to all graduates and their guests

Children only need to register if they will be eating

Registration has now closed