Dates, times finalized for Northeastern’s 2023 Boston commencements and college celebrations

graduates sit in fenway stadium with the sun behind them
Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

For the third year in a row, Boston’s iconic Fenway Park will be home to Northeastern University’s commencement exercises.

Graduate and undergraduate students from the Class of 2023—except those in the College of Professional Studies—will participate in ceremonies on Sunday, May 7.

The graduate ceremony will take place on Fenway’s outfield at 10 a.m., while the undergraduate ceremony will follow at 4 p.m.

CPS undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Matthews Arena. CPS doctoral students will graduate at 10 a.m. the next day, also at Matthews.

Fenway, located a short distance from Northeastern’s Boston campus, received rave reviews from the 40,000 graduating students, families and friends who attended the 2022 commencement exercises.

“Commencement represents a seminal moment in the academic calendar,” says David Madigan, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern. “The 2022 commencement at Fenway was a spectacular and joyous event and I am thrilled that we will return in 2023. Rain or shine, see you there!”

Commencement week will also include celebrations and ceremonies held by the university’s nine schools and colleges. Most of these will be held inside Matthews Arena on the Boston campus.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences 

Doctorate: Wednesday, May 3, 10 a.m.

Undergraduate and graduate: Wednesday, May 3, 2:30 p.m.

Nursing pinning ceremony: Thursday, May 4, 4 p.m. (Blackman) 

College of Arts, Media, and Design 

Undergraduate and graduate: Saturday, May 6, 5 p.m.

College of Engineering 

Undergraduate: Friday, May 5, 9 a.m.

Graduate 1: Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.

– Chemical engineering

– Mechanical and industrial engineering (data analytics engineering, human factors)

Graduate 2: Friday, May 5, 1:30 p.m.

– Bioengineering

– Civil and environmental engineering (engineering and public policy)

– Electrical and computer engineering (robotics)

– Multidisciplinary master’s (MS in cyber-physical systems, data architecture and management, information systems, software engineering systems, and telecommunication networks)

College of Science 

Undergraduate and graduate: Thursday, May 4, 9 a.m.

College of Social Sciences and Humanities 

Undergraduate and graduate: Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

D’Amore-McKim School of Business 

Graduate: Tuesday, May 2, 4 p.m. (Reception in Cabot)

Undergraduate: Thursday, May 4, 2 p.m.

Khoury College of Computer Sciences 

Graduate: Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.

Undergraduate: Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m.

Planning for graduation ceremonies across Northeastern’s global network of campuses is also underway.