College graduation season is upon us, with some schools holding their first in-person commencements since the pandemic hit. Below is a list of schools around Boston and what they plan to do to celebrate their graduates this year.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
The Wentworth spring commencement ceremony is scheduled for April 30 on the Wentworth Quad. A livestream will be available for those unable to attend. The commencement speaker is Yanel de Angel, a principal of the global architectural and design firm Perkins&Will.
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
UMass Dartmouth’s commencement will take place on May 6 at Cressy Field. Students Narcisse Kunda and Thais Sousa will speak.
Berklee College of Music
Berklee will host a commencement concert on May 6 and a commencement ceremony on May 7. Both will be held at the Agganis Arena.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
The Boston Conservatory commencement will take place on May 7 at the Berklee Performance Center. Honorary doctorates will be presented in-person to conductor Thomas Wilkins and virtually to Tony Award–winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Regis College will hold its commencement ceremony on May 7 at the Leader Bank Pavilion. Donato J. Tramuto, health care and social justice activist, philanthropist, and author will deliver the commencement address.
Emerson will have its commencement ceremony May 8 at Agganis Arena, and the ceremony will be livestreamed. The commencement address will be given by screenwriter and director Adele Lim.
Northeastern’s commencement ceremony will be held May 13 at Fenway Park, and livestreams will be available on the commencement office website. The undergraduate commencement speaker will be Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani, and the graduate speaker will be Leila Fadel, award-winning journalist from NPR.
Roxbury Community College
RCC will host its commencement on May 13 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center with Robert T. Hale, co-founder and president of Granite Communications and owner and director of the Boston Celtics, giving the keynote address.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The UMass Amherst undergraduate commencement will take place May 13 at McGuirk Stadium. US Representative Jim McGovern will be the featured speaker.
MGH Institute of Health Professions
The MGH Institute will hold its commencement ceremony May 13 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The ceremony will begin at noon, and the speaker will be Ashley Lena Victor, a selected student from the graduating class.
Lasell will host its commencement on May 13 and 14 with an address given by Razia Jan, an award-winning humanitarian, social innovator, and advocate for women and girls in her native Afghanistan.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell’s undergraduate commencement will be held on May 14 in the Tsongas Center. Dr. Ashish Jha, White House’s COVID-19 coordinator, and Sian Proctor, the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft, will deliver the keynote speeches at the two separate undergraduate ceremonies.
Babson College will hold its commencement ceremony on May 14 in the Babson Recreation Athletic Complex. Joanna Berwind will speak at the undergraduate commencement and Marcelo Claure will address the graduate students.
Fisher College’s 118th commencement will take place on May 14 at The Lawn On D.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The WPI undergraduate commencement will take place on May 14 under the tent in the Institute’s Quad. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky will give the undergraduate address, and US National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan will give the graduate address.
Emmanuel College will host its hundredth commencement on May 14 on the Fenway Campus.
Ben Franklin Institute of Technology
BFIT’s commencement ceremony is scheduled for May 14 and will be held in-person in the BFIT Auditorium. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Zipcar’s president, Tracey Zhen, will serve as keynote speakers.
The Smith College commencement ceremony will take place on May 15 with an address given by Luma Mufleh, a Smith alumna who founded Fugees Family Inc., a nonprofit education organization.
Olin College of Engineering
Olin will hold commencement on May 15 on the Needham campus. Dr. Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, will address the Class of 2022.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MassArt will hold its commencement ceremony on May 19 at the Leader Bank Pavilion. The commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient will be Kim Janey, Boston’s former interim mayor.
Salem State University
Salem State will hold its commencement ceremonies from May 19 to May 21, with each school having a separate ceremony. The speakers and honorary degree recipients will be rapper, cartoonist, social activist, and Salem State alumnus Keith Knight, Eastern Bank Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board Bob Rivers, and LVCC President and CEO Pamela Scott.
Bay State College
The Bay State College commencement ceremony will be held on May 20 at the Old South Church. The commencement speaker will be Jose Perez, an entrepreneur and current co-owner of DPV Transportation Worldwide, Rami & Sons Plumbing, Roads Consulting Group, & WeReach Organization.
Simmons’ commencement will be held on May 20 at the Leader Bank Pavilion in three ceremonies: one undergraduate ceremony and two graduate ceremonies.
Endicott’s ceremony will be May 21 at the college’s Hempstead Stadium in Beverly. US Secretary of Labor and former Boston mayor Martin J. Walsh will deliver the commencement address.
Bentley University will have its first commencement ceremony on campus in three years on May 21. The ceremony will be available on livestream. Valerie Mosley, founder of the financial technology platform Upward Wealth, will deliver the undergraduate keynote address and Robert L. Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of Putnam Investments, will deliver the graduate keynote address.
Wheaton will hold its commencement on May 21 on its Norton campus. Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO of Village Health Works and an advocate for those who are impoverished and in need of health care, will deliver the keynote address.
New England Conservatory
NEC will hold its 151st commencement ceremony this year with a commencement concert on May 21, and commencement on May 22 at Jordan Hall. The commencement speech will be given by singer-songwriter James Taylor, who will also receive an honorary degree.
Lesley will honor students from 2020, 2021, and 2022 at its commencement ceremony this year on May 21 at the Leader Bank Pavilion.
The commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients will be Shelly C. Lowe, the first Native American chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Geeta Pradhan, president of the Cambridge Community Foundation. Olivia Parker, an internationally recognized fine art photographer, will also receive an honorary degree.
Curry College’s commencement will take place May 22 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Michael Curry, chief executive officer of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.
The Stonehill commencement will take place on May 22 at the College’s Quad with speaker John Judge, president and CEO of The Trustees.
Boston University will hold its all-university commencement on May 22 at Nickerson Field. There are no tickets or guest limits for the event, with over 20,000 people attending. Bob Woodward, investigative journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner, will be the commencement speaker, and a livestream of the event will be available.
Suffolk University’s commencement will take place on May 22 at the Leader Bank Pavilion. The speakers will be Claire Cronin, US ambassador to Ireland; Manny Lopes, executive vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; and Tim Ryan, US chair and senior partner of PwC.
Brandeis will hold its commencement on May 22 at the Gosman Sports Convocation Center. The classes of 2020 and 2021 are also invited to a rescheduled (re)commencement beginning that day at 5 p.m. The address for the class of 2022 will be given by former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, and the (re)commencement address will be given by Marta Kauffman, one of the originators of “Friends.”
Framingham State University
Framingham State will have one commencement ceremony for baccalaureate and master’s degree recipients at the DCU Center Arena and Convention Center on May 22. The commencement speaker will be Jonathan Lemire, the White House bureau chief for Politico and host of “Way Too Early” on MSNBC.
Clark will host its commencement May 22, with civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry giving the address.
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke will host its commencement on May 22 with addresses from poet Natalie Diaz, Katherine Butler Jones ‘57, Susannah Sirkin ‘76, and author Ocean Vuong.
The Tufts commencement ceremonies will take place in two phases on May 22 with the first including the academic procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the commencement address given by Erika Lee, recognition of faculty emeriti, presentation of degree candidates by school, and the granting of degrees by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Phase two will consist of individual degree ceremonies and luncheons.
There will also be a celebration of the class of 2020 on May 27 with Neil Blumenthal, a Tufts alumnus and the co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, giving the address.
Boston College will hold its 2022 commencement on May 23 at the Alumni Stadium. Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.
Harvard will celebrate the class of 2022 at a commencement ceremony on May 26 in Harvard Yard. On May 29 there will also be a ceremony celebrating the graduates from 2020 and 2021 who were unable to have an in-person ceremony. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand will be the principal speaker.
Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill will hold its commencement on May 26 with Mayor Michelle Wu giving the keynote address.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT will host its commencement ceremonies during the week of May 23 with the undergraduate ceremony being held on May 27 at Briggs Field. Graduates from 2020 and 2021 will be invited to another ceremony on May 28. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Association, will give the commencement speech for the OneMIT ceremony.
The Wellesley commencement ceremony will be held on May 27 on Severance Green. Nergis Mavalvala, Marble Professor of Astrophysics at MIT and a 2010 recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, will give the commencement address.
College of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross’s commencement will take place May 27 at the DCU Center. Dr. Abraham Verghese, infectious disease physician and best-selling author, giving the address.
University of Massachusetts Boston
The UMass Boston commencement ceremony will be held on May 27 at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center. The commencement speech will be given by Mayor Michelle Wu.
Bridgewater State University
BSU will hold its undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 25 and its graduate ceremony on June 24 at Gillette Stadium.
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