Convocations, Ceremonies & Receptions
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMENCEMENT AND CONVOCATION?
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.
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.
2017 dates and times for each school will be provided in Spring 2017. Please check back for details.