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Universitywide Commencement change in date and location announcement from Provost Kumar

October 18, 2021

Dear Johns Hopkins Community:

Renovations at Royal Farms Arena have caused a change in the previously announced date and location of the 2022 universitywide Commencement. We will not hold a ceremony on May 26, 2022. Instead, the ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Homewood Field at the Homewood campus. We are also setting a rain date for the morning of May 23, if needed.

We hope this notice gives students, faculty, family members, and friends ample time to plan. We will update information and provide helpful details about all our ceremonies in the coming months at our Commencement website.

We are, as always, looking forward to a celebratory event that will cap off our students’ many years of hard work. At this time, we also are planning to resume open attendance for all friends and family, no tickets required, and expect to welcome all students who wish to participate. Unfortunately, the uncertain future surrounding COVID-19 restrictions could force us to make changes to the ceremony as it gets closer. Any further changes will be communicated by email and on the website.

Thank you for your flexibility. My colleagues and I look forward to celebrating with the Class of 2022.

Sincerely,

Sunil Kumar
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

COVID-19 Protocol Information

If you are planning to participate in Commencement and unable to comply with the COVID testing requirement, you may still participate but will be required to wear a mask for the duration of the Commencement ceremony.  Should you have additional questions specific to the testing requirement, please contact StudentAffairs@jhu.edu for assistance.

What’s New

Commencement 2022 

Universitywide Commencement
Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Homewood Field, Johns Hopkins Homewood campus

Please be advised that this event includes the use of fireworks and other special effects

Announcing the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2022:

Samanatha Power
Administrator of USAID – US Agency for International Development 

Rain Date
Monday, May 23 at 9:00 a.m. ET
Homewood Field, Johns Hopkins Homewood campus

At this time, we also are planning to resume open attendance for all friends and family, no tickets required. Unfortunately, the uncertain future surrounding COVID-19 restrictions could force us to make us to make changes to the ceremony as it gets closer, and we reserve the right to change the date, time, location, or policies of the event in the best interest of public health. Any further changes will be communicated by email and on this website.

Masters students

Please be advised that while masters students are invited and welcome to attend the univeristywide ceremony, they will not cross the stage and will instead be recognized a group from their seats. The masters degree ceremonies will be the primary ceremonies for masters students at which they will cross the stage as their names are announced.

If you are a masters student and would still like to attend the universitywide ceremony, you may check into the Bob Scott gym at 8:00am to be directed to the masters student seating section. These seats are available upon a first come first serve basis.

For more information on masters degree ceremonies please visit the ceremonies by school page.


Last updated July 22, 2022