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 23.

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


Monday, May 20, 2019
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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction

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

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

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

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

Charles Commons, Homewood Campus
Contact: Modinat Sanni
Invitation only.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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

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

Parkway Theater
Contact: Melissa Capello
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.

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

AMR II Blue Jay Lounge
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 Center, Room 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.

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.

Last updated August 20, 2019