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Times, dates announced for Northeastern’s 2024 commencements, graduations, ceremonies and celebrations

Graduates gathered in Fenway Park for the graduation ceremony; raising flags from their many home countries.
Northeastern University celebrates its 2023 commencement ceremony at Fenway Park. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

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

Both graduate and undergraduate students from the class of 2024 will have ceremonies on Sunday, May 5.

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

Commencements will also be held for Northeastern’s global network of campuses, the law school, Ph.D. graduates and College of Professional Studies, in addition to celebrations by each of the university’s seven colleges.

The full schedule for those events is below.

Fenway Park, located a short distance from Northeastern’s Boston campus, has been a popular venue for graduating students and their families. Each year, nearly 50,000 students, families and friends attend the commencement exercises.

The 2024 commencement will celebrate the graduating class and Northeastern’s 125th anniversary.

“As we celebrate our thriving university’s 125th birthday, how fitting that we will do so at the iconic Fenway Park, itself just a few years younger than Northeastern!” says David Madigan, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern. “It promises to be a wonderful and joyous occasion, rain or shine!”

Eligible graduating students should look for the “Apply to Graduate” application link in their Northeastern email in late October. More details as they become available can be found at


London postgraduate graduation
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

Oakland commencement
10 a.m. PT, Saturday, April 27
Holmgren Meadow, Oakland

Doctor of philosophy hooding and graduation
2 p.m., Monday, April 29
Matthews Arena, Boston

Bouvé School of Nursing pinning
4 p.m., Thursday, May 2
2151 Hawkins St., Charlotte

Boston graduate commencement
10 a.m. Sunday, May 5
Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St., Boston

Boston undergraduate commencement
4 p.m. Sunday, May 5
Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St., Boston

Seattle commencement
4 p.m. PT, Tuesday, May 7
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle

College of Professional Studies commencement
Master of Science degrees
10 a.m., Wednesday, May 8
Matthews Arena, Boston

College of Professional Studies commencement
Bachelor’s degrees; Master of Professional Studies, Master of Art, Master of Education, Master of Art in Teaching, Master in Sports Leadership degrees
3 p.m., Wednesday, May 8
Matthews Arena, Boston

College of Professional Studies doctoral hooding and commencement
10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9
Matthews Arena, Boston

Silicon Valley commencement
4 p.m. PT, Thursday, May 9
Heritage Theater, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell, California

School of Law commencement
2 p.m. Friday, May 10
Matthews Arena, Boston

Vancouver convocation
3 p.m. PT, Saturday, May 11
The Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver

Toronto convocation
4 p.m., Thursday, May 23
Meridian Hall, 1 Front St East, Toronto

Charlotte commencement
3 p.m., Saturday, June 1
2151 Hawkins St., Charlotte

The Roux Institute commencement
4 p.m., Friday, June 14
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, Maine

London undergraduate graduation
TBD, September
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road

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(All at Matthews Arena, Boston, unless otherwise noted.)

Bouvé College of Health Sciences (doctorate)
10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30

D’Amore-McKim School of Business (graduate)
4 p.m., Tuesday, April 30

College of Engineering (graduate)
Processions and Celebrations by Department
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 1
*Matthews Arena and Cabot Hospitality Hub

D’Amore-McKim School of Business (undergraduate)
9 a.m., Thursday, May 2

Khoury College of Computer Sciences (undergraduate)
2 p.m., Thursday, May 2

Bouvé School of Nursing pinning
4 p.m., Thursday, May 2
*Blackman Auditorium

Khoury College of Computer Sciences (graduate)
6 p.m., Thursday, May 2

College of Arts, Media & Design
9 a.m., Friday, May 3

College of Science (undergraduate)
1:30 p.m., Friday, May 3

John D. O’Bryant African American Institute Baccalaureate
4 p.m., Friday, May 3
*Blackman Auditorium 

College of Science (graduate)
6 p.m., Friday, May 3

Bouvé College of Health Sciences
9 a.m., Saturday, May 4

College of Engineering (undergraduate)
1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4

College of Social Sciences and Humanities
6 p.m., Saturday, May 4