Student Information

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Students should ensure they received their tickets via email on May 17th and forward these to invited guests. Students should also review this website for specific information related to the Commencement weekend.

Please contact commencement@nd.edu if you have questions.

University Commencement Mass and University Commencement Ceremony

  • The University of Notre Dame’s 176th Commencement Mass and University Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Notre Dame Stadium. Graduates and their guests will be expected to abide by all of the University's health and safety protocols.
  • The Commencement Mass will begin at 9:30 am EDT on Sunday, May 23, with University President, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presiding, and will be followed by the University Commencement Ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT, with a 15-minute intermission.
  • Stadium gates will open to ticketed guests at 8 a.m. Families and guests of graduates should plan to be seated in the Stadium for Mass by no later than 9:10 a.m.
  • Weather permitting, graduates will gather for a procession into the Stadium which will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Graduates should meet at their college/school designated area at 8:30 am:
    • Architecture (UG/GA): Hesburgh Library (south side)
    • Arts & Letters (UG): O’Shaughnessy Hall (northwest corner)
    • Engineering (UG): Cushing Hall (north side)
    • Graduate School (GR): Snite Museum (west side) 
    • Keough School (GR): Geddes Hall (south side) 
    • Law School: Biolchini Hall of Law - Archway
    • Mendoza (UG): Hesburgh Library (north side)
    • Mendoza (GB): Flaherty Hall (south and east sides).
    • Science (UG): Hesburgh Library (southeast corner)
    • Ticketed guests may enter Notre Dame Stadium via Gates A, B, D, and E beginning at 8 a.m.

Other information:

  • Preregister for professional photos taken of you during the commencement ceremonies (early birds get a discount) - register here
  • No ring yet? Order your Class ring from Balfour
  • Purchase a commemorative t-shirt or sweatshirt with the names of your entire class - order here
  • Pre-order flowers for commencement weekend - order here