Schedule of Events

Commencement Weekend is May 21-23, 2021, for the Class of 2021


The University Commencement Exercises and Commencement Mass will be held on Sunday, May 23, outdoors in Notre Dame Stadium. Diploma ceremonies are held throughout the weekend.

Gates open: Entry into events is 60 minutes for all Notre Dame Stadium events and 30 minutes for all Eck Baseball Stadium events.

Ceremonies can be viewed via the web at the Live Webcast page 

Schedule of Events 2021

Date Time Event Location
Friday, May 21 7:00pm Mendoza College of Business Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Saturday, May 22 9:00am Graduate School Commencement Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Saturday, May 22 9:00am ROTC Commissioning Ceremony Frank Eck Baseball Stadium
Saturday, May 22 12:00pm Law School Hooding Ceremony Frank Eck Baseball Stadium
Saturday, May 22 12:30pm College of Science Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Saturday, May 22 3:00pm School of Architecture Undergraduate and Graduate Diploma Ceremony Frank Eck Baseball Stadium
Saturday, May 22 4:00pm Mendoza College of Business Graduate Diploma Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Saturday, May 22 5:30pm Keough School of Global Affairs Graduate Ceremony Frank Eck Baseball Stadium
Saturday, May 22 7:30pm College of Engineering Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Sunday, May 23 9:30am Commencement Mass (Academic Procession begins at 9:00am) Notre Dame Stadium
Sunday, May 23 11:00am University Commencement Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium
Sunday, May 23 2:00pm College of Arts & Letters Undergraduate Diploma Ceremony Notre Dame Stadium

Severe Weather:

In the event of severe weather, diploma and hooding ceremonies will be moved indoors to either the Joyce Center or the Compton Family Ice Arena. Should conditions necessitate a move indoors, our priority will be to seat our graduates. Please note, distanced seating in the severe weather locations may not permit us to accommodate any in-person guests. The University will communicate a decision on guest attendance in the event a diploma/hooding ceremony is moved indoors.

In an effort to maximize the number of guests per graduate, guest ticket allotments have been calculated based on the capacity of each venue and number of graduates participating in each ceremony. Specifically, the number of guest tickets to be provided in the event of a move indoors is as follows:   

  • College of Arts and Letters: 1 guest ticket  (Purcell Pavilion)   
  • College of Science: 2 guest tickets  (Purcell Pavilion)   
  • College of Engineering: 2 guest tickets  (Purcell Pavilion)    
  • Graduate School: 4 guest tickets  (Purcell Pavilion)  
  • Mendoza College of Business graduate: 2 guest tickets  (Purcell Pavilion)  
  • Mendoza College of Business undergraduate: 2 guest tickets (Purcell Pavilion)  
  • Keough School of Global Affairs: 4 guest tickets (Compton Family Ice Arena)   
  • Law School: 4 guest tickets (Compton Family Ice Arena)   
  • ROTC: 4 guest tickets (Compton Family Ice Arena)
  • School of Architecture: 4 guest tickets (Compton Family Ice Arena)