2019 Commencement

Please note that we make every effort to include all Commencement-related events. If you would like to have your department/organizational event listed, please contact us at commencement@jhu.edu.


Monday, May 20

12 – 2 p.m. Flashback to Orientation Tie-Dye

Freshman Quad, Homewood campus
Contact: Shawn Washart, 410-516-7283
For graduating seniors only.

2 – 5 p.m. Black, Latinx, Indigenous Graduation Celebration & Luncheon

Banquet Room, Charles Commons
Contact: Kwame Phillips, 410-516-8730
This event is open to the public but please RSVP to oma@jhu.edu

5 – 8 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering Master’s Graduation Reception

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
This event is open to engineering master’s degree and certificate graduates (full-time and part-time programs) and their guests.
Invitation only. RSVP information here.

Tuesday, May 21

10 a.m. G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering – Master’s Degree Ceremony

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Contact: Joyce Richardson, 410-516-2252
Speaker: Tyson Tuttle, president & CEO of Silicon Labs
No tickets required.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction

Location: Hodson Hall Auditorium, Room 110, Homewood Campus
Contact: Rita Banz
Invitation only. RSVP instructions are provided in the invitation.

2 p.m. Carey Business School

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Contact: carey.graduation@jhu.edu, 410-234-9250
Speaker: Calvin G. Butler, Jr., chief executive officer, BGE
Tickets required.

3 p.m. Bloomberg School of Public Health

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Contact: Tahirah McCants, 410-614-5061
Speaker: Laurie Garrett, American science journalist & author
No tickets required.

3 p.m. Homewood Schools’ Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: phdhooding@jhu.edu
Speaker: Harold Weaver, New Horizons Project Scientist
Tickets required.

3 – 5 p.m. International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology Commencement Reception

Gertrude’s, The Baltimore Museum of Art
Contact for International Studies: Kate Bruffett
Contact for Political Science: Tracey Biller
Contact for Sociology: Terri Thomas 
Invitation only.

6 – 8 p.m. Hop-In Graduating Senior Dinner

Charles Commons
Contact: Modinat Sanni
Invitation only.

Wednesday, May 22

9 a.m. School of Education

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Contact: soe.registration@jhu.edu, 410-516-9816
Speaker: Kelly N. Harper, 2019 DC Teacher of the Year
No tickets required.

10 a.m. Peabody Conservatory

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody Institute
Contact: Jennifer Douglass, 667-208-6583
Speaker: Tori Amos, singer-songwriter
Tickets required.

10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Jamaal Kirkland

10 – 11 a.m. Whiting School of Engineering, Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Hodson Hall, Room 110, Homewood Campus
Contact: Betty Zee
Invitation only.

10 – 12 a.m. Film and Media Studies Senior Capstone Screening

Parkway Theater, 5 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Melissa Capello
11 a.m. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC
Contact: SAIScommencement@jhu.edu, 202-999-3332
Speaker: Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Tickets required.

11 a.m. School of Nursing

The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St.
Contact: SON-Studentaffairs@jhu.edu, 410-955-7545
Speaker: Ahrin Mishan, executive director, The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Tickets required.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Brunch for History of Science, Medicine, & Technology Majors

Gilman Hall, Room 300, Homewood Campus
Contact: Danielle Stoute
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Undergraduate Reception for Biology and MCB Graduating Students

Mudd Commons, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kristin Staicos
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Graduation Brunch

Olin Hall, 3rd Floor, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kim Trent, 410-516-7135
Invitation only.

12 p.m. Mass
1 p.m. Lunch Reception
Johns Hopkins Catholic Community Graduation Mass

Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles Street
Please RSVP here.

12 – 2 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Commencement Luncheon

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kevin Adams
Invitation only.

12 – 2 p.m. Sociology Commencement Party

Mergenthaler Hall, Room 526, Homewood Campus
Contact: Terri Thomas
Invitation only. This event is for Sociology Majors only.

12:30 – 2 p.m. Film and Media Studies Senior Luncheon

JHU/MICA Film Centre
Contact: Melissa Capello
Invitation only.
12:30 – 2 p.m. Cognitive Science Commencement Reception

Krieger Hall, Room 142, Homewood Campus
Contact: Sarah Ciotola
Invitation only.
1 – 2 p.m. Pre-Commencement Get-Together for Economics Majors

Wyman Park Building, Room W603, Homewood Campus
Contact: Bruce Hamilton
All graduating Economics majors and families are invited.

1:30 – 4 p.m. Biophysics Commencement Reception

Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood Campus
Contact: Siddeeqah Fichman
Invitation Only.

2 – 4 p.m. Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy Commencement Reception

Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, 2nd Floor, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kelley Key
Please RSVP to Kelley Key.

2:30 p.m. School of Medicine

Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Contact: Laura Robbins 410-614-7013 or somgraduation@jhmi.edu
Speaker: Cori Bargmann, PhD, Head of Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, The Rockefeller University, and Head, Lulu & Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits & Behavior
No tickets required.

3 p.m. Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences – Master’s Degree Ceremony

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Contact: Laura Hannon
Speaker: Rosalie Silberman Abella, judge, Supreme Court of Canada
No tickets required.

3 – 4:30 p.m. ResLife Commencement Celebration

AMR II Blue Jay Lounge, Homewood Campus
Contact: Samantha Asbury, 410-516-8283
Invitation only.

3 – 5 p.m. Admissions Senior Reception

Mason Hall, Lobby, Homewood Campus
Contact: Victoria Dawe
Invitation only.

4 – 6 p.m. Applied Mathematics & Statistics Graduation Celebration

Mattin 101, Homewood Campus
Contact: Seanice Tucker
Invitation only.

4 – 6 p.m. Public Health Studies Graduation Reception

Gilman Hall, Gilman Atrium, Homewood Campus
Contact: Caroline Barry
Invitation only.

4 – 6:30 p.m. Chemistry Department Undergraduate Reception

Remsen Hall, Room 140, Homewood Campus
Contact: Jasmine Harris
Invitation only.

5 – 8 p.m. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Graduation Reception

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Leah Bracey
Invitation only.

5:30 – 8 p.m. CMDB Hooding Ceremony

Mudd Hall, Mudd 26, Homewood Campus
Contact: Joan Miller
Invitation only.

6 – 8 p.m. Materials Science & Engineering Commencement Dinner

Charles Commons, Salon AB, Homewood Campus
Contact: Meghan Tully
Invitation only.

6 – 8 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Senior Reception

Hodson Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby, Homewood Campus
Invitation only.

8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Homewood Undergraduate Senior Toast

Keyser Quad, Homewood Campus
Contact: Commencement Office, 410-516-771

Please visit the Senior Toast page for more information.

Thursday, May 23

10 – 11:30 a.m. Computer Science Commencement Reception

Mason Hall, South Lobby, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kelly Culotta or Reatha Holt
Invitation only.

12 p.m. Doors Open
12:30 p.m. Candidate Lineup
1:30 p.m. Ceremony
Universitywide Commencement

Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St.
Contact: Commencement Office, 410-516-7711
Speaker: Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic
Tickets are not required for family and guests of graduates.

Last updated May 22, 2019