Commencement

The 160th Annual Commencement

press box view at the 2016 commencement

Friday, June 22, 2018

9:30–11:30 a.m.
Gates open at 8:00 a.m.

Ryan Field | 1501 Central St.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMENCEMENT & CONVOCATION?

Commencement is the all Northwestern ceremony at Ryan Field where the Class of 2018 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.