Diploma Ceremonies

A tentative list of diploma ceremonies for the May 2018 Commencement Weekend will be available the beginning of March. The ceremonies below list tentative times and locations.

Professional schools (Law, Graduate Business, Graduate School) graduate on Saturday, May 19 and all undergraduate ceremonies will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018.  All students are invited to the University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 20. 

The Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony is a ticketed event for guests, although it is unlimited. Diploma ceremonies are not ticketed and also have unlimited seating.

The following is a list of dates and times that students will receive their diplomas. Where available, links have been provided for further detailed diploma ceremony information below.

For a full listing of all events, please view the Schedule of Events page.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony and Conferring of Degrees

Students assemble at 9:00 a.m. 
(Reception to follow)

Compton Family Ice Arena


10:00 a.m.                

Mendoza College of Business Graduate Ceremony and Conferring of Degrees 

Joyce Center — Purcell Pavilion


12:30 p.m.

Law School Hooding and Conferring of Degrees

Hesburgh Library — Reflecting Pool
(Inclement weather location: Joyce Center, North Dome)

Sunday, May 20, 2018


9:30 a.m.

* Academic Procession for the University Commencement Ceremony Begins to Enter the Stadium

Guest tickets for admission are required. Guests may enter starting at 8:00 a.m.

Notre Dame Stadium


10:00 – 11:40 a.m.

* University Commencement Ceremony and Conferring of Bachelor and Honorary Degrees

Guest tickets for admission are required. Guests may enter Gates starting at 8:00 a.m.

Notre Dame Stadium

2:00 p.m.  - Department and College Diploma Ceremonies - TBD


Students do not receive diplomas at the Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony; however, at this ceremony, undergraduate degrees will be conferred by their dean and the University President.