Commencement 2023

The 2023 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and will recognize all students graduating in 2023.

The dates represented on this schedule are the officially published graduation dates for each graduation period.

For students completing all course requirements in:

Official Graduation Date

Commencement Ceremony

December (Fall) 2022

January 6, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

April (Spring) 2023

May 11, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

August (Summer) 2023

September 1, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

October (Fall) 2023

PA Students Only

October 20, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

 

Schedule

 

Time

Location

Graduates Report

8:30 am

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Check in on Level 2 West Side

Then report to Room 205ABC for lineup

Procession Begins

9:45 am

Ballroom Lobby East/West- 3rd Floor

Commencement Ceremony

10:00 am sharp

Ballroom East/West - 3rd Floor

 

 

Time

Location

Graduates Report

12:30 pm

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Check in on Level 2 West Side

Then report to Room 205ABC for lineup

Procession Begins

1:45 pm

Ballroom Lobby East/West- 3rd Floor

Commencement Ceremony

2:00 pm sharp

 

Ballroom East/West - 3rd Floor

 

 

Academic Regalia

All 2023 graduates should order regalia when you apply for graduation for 2023. We value the centuries-old decorum and proud traditions associated with academia regalia. The cap, gown, and hood are international symbols of learning and accomplishment. With their unique heraldry and degree-specific designs, these regalia are long-standing emblems of our higher education culture.

Regalia will be delivered directly to you based on the information provided at the time of your order when you applied for graduation. If you have not ordered, please do so by visiting University Caps and Gown, INC. Orders attempted after posted deadlines will need to be done directly through our //steve.erickson [at] balfour-rep.com (Balfour - University Cap and Gown representative)rel="noopener" target="_blank". Please indicate that you missed the order deadline when contacting our representative.

We recognize, while promoting an inclusive, welcoming Commencement experience for all, that there are traditional regalia and ceremonial garments of similar importance associated with other cultures. Students who wish to substitute the regalia of their family heritage in place of the IHP regalia, should request an exemption from the IHP specifications by emailing commencement [at] mghihp.edu.

Honor cords for the School of Nursing Sigma/Upsilon Lambda Chapter can be obtained by contacting //cdonati [at] mghihp.edu (Carla Donati)rel="noopener" target="_blank" in the School of Nursing.

Note, the Institute will review and make a decision on all such requests in order to ensure the formal nature of Commencement. Requests must be submitted by April 1 in any given calendar year to be considered for the May ceremony.

Important note: Caps, Gowns, and Hoods (If applicable) are yours to keep after the Commencement Ceremonies.

  1. Adjust the gown so that is sits comfortably on your shoulders. It should fall below your knee, but not so low that it is a tripping hazard.
  2. Put the hood on over your head with the velvet side up and the small tapered end in front. Be sure to drape your hood around your neck with the largest portion of the hood hanging down your back.
  3. Let your colors show! Turn the IHP colors out on your hood and roll the velvet edge out to show the teal and silver inside colors. When you're done, the end of the hood will look somewhat like a fin.
  4. For four-sided mortarboards (caps), place the cap on your head so the point is lined up with the middle of your forehead. Adjust the mortarboard so that it's parallel to the ground. Don't wear it to the side or back. You may need some bobby pins or clips to keep it securely on your head.
  5. For soft tams (Doctoral Students), place the tam on your head with the adjustment tab in the back. Do not wear it to the side or back. You may need bobby pins or clips to keep it securely on your head.
  6. Fasten your tassel to the button on the top of your mortarboard or tam. Put the tassel on the left side to show that your degree has been conferred.

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