Four smiling graduates dressed in regalia.
until commencement 2017

What’s New

Universitywide Commencement Ceremony

May 24, 2017
Royal Farms Arena
Doors to the arena open at 12 p.m.
Candidate lineup is at 12:30 p.m.
The ceremony is expected to conclude around 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are not required for family and guests of graduates.
Out of respect for other graduates, all graduates and their 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.

Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

Learn more about the six 2017 honorary degree recipients here.

Johns Hopkins 2017 Commencement Speaker

Select articles from the 2017 Commencement speaker,
Frank Bruni

A Father’s Journey
Divided by Race, United by Pain
The Wilds of Education

See the full HUB article here!

When & Where

Wednesday, May 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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Future Commencement dates:
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ariel perspective photo of Commencement ceremony. Graduates sitting in chairs on floor of Arena and spectators looking on.
Students walk down the aisle
A student's decorated graduation cap
For questions and additional information, please call 410-516-7711 or email

Last updated May 20, 2017