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Johns Hopkins Commencement
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Commencement and Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony

For more than 6,000 Johns Hopkins University students, years of hard work, good times, intellectual intensity and personal growth will reach their culmination at Commencement 2008.

The academic exercises ending the university's 132nd year will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, at Homewood Field. [Note: Weather emergency information is available online here.]

At that ceremony, President William R. Brody will confer bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees and certificates on graduates from all nine of the university's schools. The schools also have scheduled diploma award ceremonies or other convocations at which they will further recognize the achievements of their own graduates. Those will take place at various times from Wednesday, May 21, through Friday, May 23.

This Web site will furnish you with information on the university-wide ceremony, ceremonies at the schools, parking, Baltimore hotels and restaurants, and other logistics. It also includes information of interest about previous Commencements at Johns Hopkins and will be updated after the 2008 ceremonies with links that will help you to remember this special event.

Congratulations to our graduates and their families.

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Simone Chen speaking at 2005 Commencement
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