Photo of graduates
until Commencement 2018

What’s New

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 24 at Royal Farms Arena
Doors to the arena open at 12 p.m.
Candidate lineup is at 12:30 p.m.
We expect the ceremony to conclude at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are not required

Out of respect to other graduates, all graduates and guests are expected to stay until the end.

Download Candidate Line Up Information

For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be webcast on May 24.

Ariel perspective photo of Commencement ceremony. Graduates sitting in chairs on floor of Arena and spectators looking on.


The recipients of the 2018 honorary degrees are:

David H. Bernstein
Mellody Hobson
George Lucas
Bishop Douglas Miles
Solomon H. Snyder
Bryan A. Stevenson

Learn more about the honorees here.

Picture of the 2018 Honorary Degree Recipients


Bryan A. Stevenson, public interest lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, is the 2018 Commencement speaker.

Future Dates

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thursday, May 21, 2020

The universitywide ceremony will take place at Royal Farms Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201)

Photo of JHU President Ron Daniels

Last updated May 20, 2018