Schedule of Events

May 2017

Commencement Weekend is May 19-21, 2017

May 2017 information will be posted by mid-February.

You may visit the Diploma Ceremonies page for additional Diploma Ceremony information.

You may  view the 2016 Schedule of Events* for an idea of all of the Commencement Weekend activities.
*PLEASE NOTE that changes will occur for 2017.

The Office of the Registrar updates information regarding future graduation dates.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (tentative)

  • 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

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (tentative)

  • 8:00 a.m. – Degree candidates assemble for Academic Procession
  • 9:00 a.m. – Academic Procession – Notre Dame Stadium
  • 9:30 a.m. – University Commencement Ceremony – Notre Dame Stadium

The individual Undergraduate diploma ceremonies are scheduled to begin approximately 1:00-1:30 p.m., with two scheduled for 3:00 p.m. The processions may begin earlier.  All diploma ceremonies should end no later than 4:00-4:30 p.m.