Convocations, Ceremonies & Receptions

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMENCEMENT AND CONVOCATION?

Commencement is the all Northwestern ceremony at Ryan Field where the Class of 2019 is commemorated as a whole. During the ceremony, student, faculty and guest speakers will address graduates and their families.

Tentative Dates for 2019 School Convocations

NOTE: Dates and times subject to change, please check back in early Spring for final dates and times.

Please call the Commencement Office at 847-491-3600 or email them at commencement@northwestern.edu for additional information.

Bienen School of Music

Ceremony

  • Saturday June 22, 2019
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Contact

 

Feinberg School of Medicine

Ceremony

  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Aon Grand Ballroom, Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
  • Commencement Procession begins -The commencement ceremony is approximately 90 minutes in length.
  • 5:00 p.m. Commencement Recession followed by private toast with the Dean (Class of 2019 only)
J.L. Kellogg School of Management

Ceremony

  • Friday, June 21
  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • McGaw Memorial Hall/Welsh-Ryan Arena
    • 2705 Ashland Avenue
    • Evanston, IL 60208

Contact

 

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

McCormick PhD Hooding Ceremony

  • Friday June 21
  • 2 pm
  • Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute
  • Primary Contact: Paula Straaton
  • Secondary Contact: Amy Pokrass

McCormick Undergraduate Convocation

McCormick Master's Degree Recognition Ceremony

(all TGS MS and McCormick Professional MS - MSIT, MEM, MPM, EMDC, MPDD, MBP, and MSR, MMM)
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Convocations

Undergraduate Convocation: Bachelor of Science in Journalism:

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • Cahn Auditorium

Graduate Convocation:
Master of Science in Journalism & Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Cahn Auditorium

Contact

Event Details

  • Reception outdoor on Sorority Quad lawn immediately following each ceremony
  • general admission for guests into Cahn by ticket
  • overflow seating in McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive
NU-Qatar

Ceremony

Northwestern University in Qatar holds an annual graduation ceremony and related events to honor NU-Q students who have completed their studies.

May 6, 2019

Additional Information

Pritzker School of Law

Ceremony

  • Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Time TBD.
  • The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, Chicago 60601

Class of 2019 Convocation Reception

2019 information to come in late February 2019. Please check back.

Contact

School of Communication

Ceremonies

School of Communication Undergraduate

  • Saturday June 22, 2019
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Welsh Ryan Arena (All SoC majors)
  • Tickets required

Reception to follow immediately after the ceremony.

Undergraduate Contact

Doctor of Audiology Hooding Ceremony & Reception

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:00pm
  • No tickets required
  • Harris Hall, Room 107 - 1881 Sheridan Road
  • Contact: Celeste Lee c-lee6@northwestern.edu - 847-491-4541

Masters Convocation for Speech, Language, and Learning

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Time TBD
  • 847-491-5073
  • No tickets required
  • Alice Millar Chapel - 1870 Sheridan Road

Contacts

  • Cynthia Coy;- Masters Convocation for Speech, Language, and Learning and CSD PhD Ceremonies
  • Celeste Lee - Doctor of Audiology Hooding Ceremony
School of Education and Social Policy

Ceremonies

PhD & Masters Ceremony

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Cahn Auditorium

Undergraduate Ceremony

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • Cahn Auditorium

Contacts

School of Professional Studies

Ceremony

  • Friday, June 21, 2019
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Chicago Symphony Center
  • 220 S. Michigan Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60604
  • Tickets are required for guests

Contacts

The Graduate School

Ceremony

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Cahn Auditorium, reception immediately to follow

Contact

  • Rich Cohrs
  • Director of Communications & Outreach, Graduate School Administration
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Ceremony

  • Saturday, June 22 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Ryan Field

Contact