Schedule of Events

May 2019

Commencement Weekend is May 17-19, 2019

Please view the Schedule of Events for a full schedule, or the Diploma Ceremony page for the specific time and locations of Diploma ceremonies.

While on campus, please visit the Plan Your Events Map for easiest routes. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 7:00 a.m. - Joyce Center Gates open. Students enter Gates 8 and 10 and proceed directly to the Purcell Pavilion to be seated. Guest enter Gate 9 (Main) with a red Severe Weather ticket.
  • 8:00 a.m. - University Commencement Ceremony begins
  • Noon -  University Diploma Ceremonies begin
  • 8:45 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
  • 2:00 p.m.   – Undergraduate Diploma Ceremonies

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