Commencement Information and Schedule
This year's Johns Hopkins University commencement ceremony will be something new. A single ceremony -- for all graduates from all divisions and all campuses -- will take place on Homewood Field on Thursday, May 27, 2010, rain or shine. Procession begins at 8:40 a.m. Tickets are not required for admission.
In particular this will represent a change for graduating seniors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and in the Whiting School of Engineering. No longer will they be asked to attend two ceremonies in one day -- the first where their degrees are officially conferred and the second to distribute their diplomas -- as the procedures have been streamlined and combined into the new unified university-wide event.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
- 7:15 a.m. Gates open to Homewood Field
- 8:30 a.m. All guests should be seated
- 8:40 a.m. Procession enters Homewood Field
- 9:15 a.m. University Commencement Ceremony on Homewood Field
- 12:30 p.m. President's Reception on Keyser Quadrangle
Bachelors Degree candidates from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering will assemble by 7:30 a.m. on Keyser Quadrangle. All other degree candidates will assemble by 7:40 a.m. in the Robert Scott Gymnasium. The procession will enter Homewood Field at 8:40 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will conclude at approximately noon.
This University-wide combined ceremony will include the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, the introduction of the new Society of Scholars members and greetings from University official. The Commencement speaker for 2010 is Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City and 1964 Johns Hopkins alumnus.
Tickets are not required for admission. We expect a capacity crowd so guests are encouraged to arrive early.
The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Guests should dress appropriately for the weather conditions; this includes rain and sun/heat. In the event of severe weather (thunderstorm, lighting or high winds) the ceremony will be cancelled. If such an event occurs, the information will be available on the University's weather emergency phone line: (410) 516-7781. A notice will appear on the University's home page: www.jhu.edu.
The influx of guests to campus, combined with morning rush-hour traffic, will create congestion around the Homewood campus. Guests are urged to allow extra time to reach campus. Parking on campus is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, please consider carpooling. Guests who will be staying in the city are encouraged to take a taxi cab.
The former Zurich parking garage, located on Keswick and 37th Street will have a free shuttle that will run every 5 minutes starting at 7am. This garage is available for parking/shuttle service only on Thursday, May 27 between 7am and 4pm.
A limited number of handicapped parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Lacrosse Hall of Fame parking lot entered from W. University Parkway. A state issued handicapped hangtag or license plate is required.
Passengers with disabilities, or those who may have difficulty walking across campus, may also consider being dropped off in front of Homewood Field at the Schelle Pavilion on W. University Parkway.
For questions and additional information, please call 410-516-7711 or email email@example.com.
This year’s commencement date is Thursday, May 27, 2010
Future Commencement Dates:
2011: May 26
2012: May 24