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 Wednesday, May 24.

Monday, May 22, 2017
10 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Hodson Auditorium and 2nd Floor Atrium, Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus
​Contact: Linda White
RSVP required.

6 p.m. Materials Science & Engineering Dinner

Great Hall, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Jeanine Majewski, 410-516-8760
Invitation only.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:30 a.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Shriver Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Major R. Allen Buckhalt

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Whiting School of Engineering, Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Hodson Auditorium, Hodson Hall
Contact: Lynda Barker, 410-516-6112
Invitation only, RSVP required.

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

Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy, 2nd Floor Rotunda
Contact: Kelley Key or Victoria Perouty
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Geography & Environmental Engineering Reception

Ames Hall – 3rd Floor, Homewood Campus
Contact: Jessica Elroy, 410-516-7092
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Department of Earth and Planetary Science Graduation Brunch

Olin Hall Atrium, Homewood Campus
Contact: Doug Montague
Invitation only.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Homewood Senior Picnic

UPDATE: Due to anticipated inclement weather the picnic has been moved to the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center.
Seating times are available at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Tickets required, $10.00 per person. A limited number of walk up tickets will be. 

12 p.m. ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Reception

Great Hall, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Major R. Allen Buckhalt

12 – 1:30 p.m. Cognitive Science Graduation Reception

Krieger 142, Homewood Campus
Contact: Sarah Ciotola, 410-516-6844
Open to cognitive science graduating students and their families. RSVP required.

12 – 1:30 p.m. Biology Reception for Graduating Students

Mudd Commons, Homewood Campus
Contact: Joan Miller, 410-516-5502
Invitation only.

12 – 2 p.m. Electrical & Computer Engineering Lunch

Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby, Hodson Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Dana Walter-Schock, 410-516-7033
Invitation only.

12 – 2 p.m. Mechanical Engineering Luncheon

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Kevin Adams, 410-516-5930
Invitation only.

1 – 2 p.m. Graduation Celebration and Open House for Senior RAs and their Families

AMR II Blue Jay Lounge
RSVPs are encouraged, please RSVP by May 16.

2 – 4 p.m. Black and Latino Graduate Reception

Charles Commons Banquet Room
Contact: Annalise Setorie
Invitation only, RSVP required.

2 – 4 p.m. Career Center Graduation Open House Celebration

Garland Hall 389
Contact: Rebecca Shillenn
The Career Center welcomes the class of 2017 and their families for a drop-in coffee and dessert hour celebrating their accomplishments. No RSVP is required.

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

Gertrude’s, The Baltimore Museum of Art
International Studies students & families RSVP: Kate Bruffett,
Political Science students & families RSVP: Lisa Williams,
Invitation only, RSVP required.

3 – 5 p.m. Biophysics Department Graduation Celebration

Mudd Hall Commons, Homewood Campus
Contact: Siddeeqah Fichman
Invitation Only, RSVP required.

4 – 6 p.m. Applied Mathematics & Statistics Reception

Whitehead 304, Whitehead Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Seanice Tucker,, 410-516-7195
Invitation only.

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

SDS Room, Mattin Center, Homewood Campus
Contact: Caroline Barry
Open to Public Health Studies seniors and their families.

4:30 – 6 p.m. Reception for Graduating Chemistry Majors

Remsen Hall 140, Homewood Campus
Contact: Rosalie Elder
Invitation only.

5 p.m. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduation Reception

Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Jenny Seat, 410-516-9941
Invitation only, for ChemBE students and their families.
Electronic invitations will be sent to students in early May.

6 – 8 p.m. Biomedical Engineering Reception

Clark Hall, Homewood Campus
Contact: Cathy Jancuk, 410-516-5260
Invitation only.
8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Homewood Undergraduate Senior Toast

Update: Due to anticipated inclement weather tonight’s Senior Toast has been moved indoors to the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center.

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Toast. Tickets are no longer available. We are hopeful that we will be able to accommodate a limited number of non-tickets guests on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Contact:, 410-516-7711

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9 – 10:30 a.m. Civil Engineering Breakfast

Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby
Contact: Lisa Wetzelberger, 410-516-0617
Invitation only.

9:30 – 11 a.m. Computer Science Light Brunch

Malone Hall South Lobby, Homewood Campus
Contact: Laura Graham, 410-516-8577
Invitation only.


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

Last updated May 23, 2017