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Johns Hopkins Commencement
Thursday, May 21, 2009

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 2009.

The academic exercises ending the university's 133rd year will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, at Homewood Field.

At that ceremony, JHU's president 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 20, through Friday, May 22.

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 2009 ceremonies with links that will help you to remember this special event.

Congratulations, in advance, to our graduates and their families.

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