2018 Schedule of Events

As part of Commencement activities, student organizations and academic departments will host events on Homewood campus. This will be an opportunity for graduates, families, and guests to celebrate together on campus before Commencement on Thursday, May 24.

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 21, 2018
2 – 4 p.m. OMA Black, LatinX and Indigenous Celebration

Charles Commons Banquet Room
Contact: Kwame Philips
Invitation only.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction

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

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy Commencement Reception

Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy Lobby
Contact: Kelley Key
Invitation only. RSVP required.

1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Commencement Luncheon

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

1 – 3:30 p.m. Career Center Graduation Open House

Garland Hall – First Floor Lobby, Homewood Campus*
Contact: Rebecca Shillenn
All students and parents are welcome. Students may RSVP here.

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

Gertrude’s, The Baltimore Museum of Art
Contact: International Studies – Kate Bruffett, Political Science – Lisa Williams, Sociology – Terri Thomas
Invitation only.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Bunting Meyerhoff Chapel Community Center
Contact: Jamaal Kirkland

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

Hodson Room 110, Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Lynda Barker or Emily Brady
Invitation only.

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

Olin Hall 2nd Floor, Homewood Campus
RSVP here.
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduation Luncheon

Hodson Lobby, Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: RSVP here
Invitation Only.

 11:30 – 2 p.m. Department of Biology – Undergraduate Reception

Mudd Commons, Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Joan Miller
Invitation only. RSVP required.

12 – 2 p.m. Film and Media Studies Lunch

JHU/MICA Film Center, 2nd Floor
10 E. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Melissa Capello
RSVP required.

12:30 – 2 p.m. Cognitive Science Commencement Reception

Krieger Hall 142, Homewood Campus
Contact: Sarah Ciotola
Invitation only. RSVP required

1 – 2 p.m. Bon Voyage to Graduating Economics Majors

Wyman Park Building, Room 603, Homewood Campus
Contact: Bruce Hamilton
Event is open to all graduating seniors and families. No RSVP required.

2 – 4 p.m. Biophysics Commencement Reception

Johns Hopkins Club, Homewood Campus
Contact: Siddeeqah Fichman
RSVP preferred.

3 – 5 p.m. Admissions Graduation Reception

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

3 – 5 p.m. Graduating RA & Family Reception

AMR II Blue Jay Lounge, Homewood Campus
Contact: residentiallife@jhu.edu
Invitation only.

4 – 6 p.m. Applied Mathematics and Statistics Graduation Reception

Mattin 101, Homewood Campus
Contact: Seanice Tucker
RSVP required.

4 – 6 p.m. Computer Science Commencement Reception

Malone South Lobby, Homewood Campus
Contact: contactus@cs.jhu.edu
Invitation only.

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

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

5 – 7 p.m. ChemBE Graduation Reception 

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Tiara Carr
Invitation only.

6 – 8 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Senior Reception

Clark Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Cathy Jancuk
Invitation only.

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

Great Hall, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Meghan Tully
Invitation only.

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

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

Last updated August 20, 2018