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Johns Hopkins

Until Commencement 2019

Where & When

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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 for family and guests of graduates.

For your protection and the protection of others, upon entering Royal Farms Arena all guests will pass through a metal detector and may have their bags searched. Backpacks and bags/purses larger than 13-5/8” x 15-1/4” are not permitted.   

Please be advised that signs, posters, banners, and flags will not be allowed inside the arena for safety and security reasons.

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

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What’s New

The 2019 honorary degree recipients are:

Rosalie Silberman Abella
Jeffrey H. Aronson
Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Jeffrey Goldberg
Cecil D. Haney
Helen H. Hobbs
Sid Lerner

Learn more about the honorees here.

Picture of 2019 honorary degree recipients

The Johns Hopkins University 2019 Commencement speaker is Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic.

Future Dates

Universitywide Ceremony
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Last updated May 19, 2019