Schedule of Events
May 2015 Commencement Weekend is May 15-17, 2015.
The Tentative Schedule of Events 2015 is available for viewing. Please note that changes in 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.
Future graduation dates can be located at: http://registrar.nd.edu/calendar/commencementfuture.php
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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 17, 2015
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. [Departments of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and Science Preprofessional Studies will begin at 3:00 p.m.] The procession may begin earlier. All diploma ceremonies should end no later than 4:00-4:30 p.m. Please view the Schedule of Events link above for a full schedule, or the diploma ceremony page for the specific time and locations.
Announcement on 2/17/2015:
Better than expected progress on the University of Notre Dame’s Campus Crossroads Project will make it possible to hold the 2015 University Commencement Ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium, the University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Monday night (Feb. 16) at an undergraduate town hall meeting in DeBartolo Hall.
The University announced in August that commencement would have to be relocated to Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center due to the Crossroads construction surrounding the stadium. However, favorable weather and outstanding work by the construction crew on site will make it possible to temporarily halt construction for commencement weekend.
“We know the decision to relocate commencement to the Joyce Center troubled the senior class in particular,” Father Jenkins said. “Due to the incredible hard work of our architectural and facilities team here at Notre Dame and our construction partners, and the blessings of a relatively good streak of winter weather, construction is ahead of schedule, giving us a window to make the stadium available for commencement and making it possible for all family and friends of the graduates to attend.”
The University Commencement Ceremony has been staged in Notre Dame Stadium for the past five years after being held in the Joyce Center from 1969 to 2009. Notre Dame’s 170th commencement will take place May 17 beginning at 9 a.m.