Commencement 2022

Photo by Billie Weiss/Northeastern University

2022 Commencement


Fenway Park

Undergraduate Speaker

Hamdi Ulukaya

Founder and CEO of Chobani

Nearly 30,000 Northeastern graduates will have the opportunity to hear from Hamdi Ulukaya and his journey of acquiring an old yogurt factory in upstate New York after arriving in the United States from eastern Turkey before becoming the founder and CEO of Chobani, the largest yogurt facility in the world.

Graduate Speaker

Leila fadel

National Correspondent for NPR

Co-host of NPR’s banner show, Morning Edition, and award-winning reporter Leila Fadel will speak to more than 3,500 Northeastern graduates about her monthlong reporting trip in Kyiv, Ukraine, her coverage from Minneapolis in the wake of the police-killing of George Floyd, and her experience during the Arab Spring and its aftermath in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria.

Northeastern University

Joseph Aoun

President of Northeastern University

President Aoun, an internationally respected voice on global and experiential education, and a thought leader on the future of higher education, will be speaking to graduates on May 13th.

Undergraduate Student Speaker

adwoa Sefah

College of Science

Life lessons from her mother have prepared Adwoa Sefah to deliver her student speech to the Class of 2022 at Northeastern’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Fenway Park.

Graduate Student Speaker

Aniyah Smith

D’Amore-Mckim School of Business

Aniyah Smith, a soon-to-be MBA graduate with a background in cosmetics and fragrance marketing, is ready to deliver a fashionable student speech at Northeastern’s graduate student Commencement ceremony at Fenway

Northeastern undergraduate Commencement: Chobani CEO urges Class of 2022 to challenge things that make them ‘uncomfortable in the world’

As fireworks popped behind Fenway Park, 4,200 of Northeastern University’s newest alumni turned to see their closest friends and family cheer raucously in celebration of their accomplishments. They poured out into the world ready to face head-on its injustices. “I hope you turn toward them, look them square in the eye, and work for the rest of your life to change them,” said Chobani founder and Commencement speaker Hamdi Ulukaya.

Commencement Week Events


Graduate Ceremony

10 AM

Fenway Park

Undergraduate Ceremony

5 PM

Fenway Park


CPS Doctoral Hooding & Graduation Ceremony

10 AM

Matthews Arena


CPS Bachelor’s Completion & Master’s Graduation Ceremony

10 AM

Matthews Arena

School of Law Commencement

3 PM

Matthews Arena