Each year the Commencement Office recruits 150+ volunteers Volunteer escorting Jay, the mascotto help with the universitywide Commencement ceremony and Commencement related events.

THANK YOU in advance for being a part of these exciting events and making Commencement a day to remember!

Commencement will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Farms Arena (201 W. Baltimore Street). Wednesday, May 22 is the Senior Celebration, a day of student organization and academic department events on Homewood campus. The day will conclude with the Senior Toast,  an undergraduate dessert reception form 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. on Keyser Quad on Homewood campus. Int he event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center.

Online sign up has closed but we may still need assistance. Please email the Commencement Office, commencement@jhu.edu, for more information.

Volunteer placing programs

An Important Note About Parking and Transportation:

Paid parking around the arena is limited and the Baltimore Orioles have a 12:30 p.m. game on Commencement day. We encourage you to take public transportation, Lyft, Uber, taxi or park in San Martin garage on Homewood campus and take a special Commencement shuttle to the arena. Information about shuttle and parking near the arena is on the Parking and Transportation page.


Last updated May 10, 2019