Commencement

press box view at the 2016 commencement

Friday, June 16, 2017
9:30–11:30 a.m.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Admission by ticket only

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMENCEMENT & CONVOCATION?

Commencement is the all Northwestern ceremony at Ryan Field where the Class of 2017 is commemorated as a whole. During the ceremony, student, faculty and guest speakers will address graduates and their families.

Convocation is an individual school ceremony that awards the graduate with their diploma. Students walk across the stage and are individually recognized at their school's Convocation ceremony.

For a listing of school convocation details visit the Convocations, Ceremonies & Receptions section of the Commencement website.