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Commencement 2010: Something New

WEATHER: We hope for the best, and prepare for the worst. Check out our Commencement Weather Emergency Information page for plans and contingencies. As Commencement day approaches, check back with that page for live updates.

All graduating students should download University-wide Commencement Ceremony Instructions (.pdf link). This document contains comprehensive and essential information on where to go and what to do during Commencement.

This year's Johns Hopkins University commencement ceremony will be something new. A single ceremony -- for all graduates from all divisions and all campuses -- will take place on Homewood Field on Thursday, May 27, 2010, rain or shine. Procession begins at 8:40 a.m. Tickets are not required for admission.

In particular this will represent a change for graduating seniors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and in the Whiting School of Engineering. No longer will they be asked to attend two ceremonies in one day -- the first where their degrees are officially conferred and the second to distribute their diplomas -- as the procedures have been streamlined and combined into the new unified university-wide event.

Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City and 1964 JHU Alumnus will be this year’s Commencement Speaker.

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This year’s commencement date is Thursday, May 27, 2010

Future Commencement Dates:
2011: May 26
2012: May 24