Schedule of Events

May 2016 Commencement Weekend is May 13-15, 2016.

May 2016 information will be posted by mid-February.

The tentative Diploma Ceremonies are available.

You may  view the 2015 Schedule of Events for an idea of all of the Commencement Weekend activities. PLEASE NOTE that changes will occur for 2016.

Future graduation dates can be located at:


Tentative - Saturday, May 14, 2016 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

9:00 a.m. – ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Graduate School Commencement Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – Mendoza College of Business Graduate Ceremony
12:30 p.m. – Law School Ceremony
1:00 p.m. – Service Send-Off Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – Commencement Mass – Joyce Center Purcell Pavilion (overflow will be in the North Dome)
6:30 p.m. – Graduation Dinner – North and South Dining Halls

Tentative - Sunday, May 15, 2016 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

8:15 a.m. – Degree candidates assemble for Academic Procession
9:00 a.m. – University Commencement Ceremony – Notre Dame Stadium

The individual Undergraduate diploma ceremonies are scheduled to begin approximately 1:00-1:30 p.m. The procession may begin earlier.  All diploma ceremonies should end no later than 4:00-4:30 p.m.