Schedule of Events

May 2018

Commencement Weekend is May 18-20, 2018

Please note that changes in the number of events, date, time, and location may occur prior to the final version. The Saturday evening Mass, Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony, and most diploma ceremonies will not change. 

You may  view the 2017 Schedule of Events* for an idea of all of the Commencement Weekend activities. *PLEASE NOTE that changes will occur for 2018.


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

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 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
  • 3:00 p.m. - President's Meet and Greet (through 3:45) - Jordan Science Hall Reading Room
  • 5:00 p.m. – Commencement Mass – Joyce Center, Purcell Pavilion (overflow will be in the North Dome)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Graduation Dinner – South Dining Hall

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Subject to change

  • 8:15 a.m. – Degree candidates assemble for Academic Procession
  • 9:30 a.m. – Academic Procession – Notre Dame Stadium
  • 10:00 a.m. – University Commencement Ceremony – Notre Dame Stadium

The individual Undergraduate diploma ceremonies are scheduled to begin approximately 2:00 p.m. The processions may begin earlier.  All diploma ceremonies should end no later than 4:00-4:30 p.m.