Schedule of Events

May 2016

Commencement Weekend is May 13-15, 2016

The 2016 Schedule of Events is available for viewing.

Due to National Security, please review the Prohibited Items list before entering the stadium on Sunday morning for the University Commencement Ceremony.  

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

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

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • 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 15, 2016

  • 7:15 a.m. – Degree candidates assemble for Academic Procession - Hesburgh Library
  • 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.