Graduation Ceremonies

Graduating Master’s Degree and Certificate students in The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) are invited to two ceremonies.

Ceremony 1: University-wide Commencement

All Hopkins graduates are invited to attend this University-wide ceremony. All degrees are conferred at this ceremony. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit the JHU Commencement Ceremony page.

Ceremony 2: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) Master’s Ceremony

This is the first year that the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Master’s Degree Ceremony will be held at the Royal Farms Arena. More information about this accommodating space can be found Royal Farms Arena.

You are welcome to attend both, either one, or neither ceremony.

To help you decide which you’d like to attend, here are some important characteristics of the two events: All students at JHU are invited to the University-wide commencement. This is on May 24, 2017. At this event, all of the undergraduate and PhD candidates walk across the stage. All degrees are conferred at this event. There are approximately 10,000 people (students, faculty, and guests) in attendance. Historically, about 20-30 KSAS Master’s degree candidates attend this event. Master’s degree candidates do not walk across the stage at this event.  This event lasts about four hours.

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) graduation ceremony is for KSAS Master’s degree candidates only. This is on May 22, 2017. At this event, all master’s degree candidates walk across the stage. There are approximately 2,500 people (students, faculty, and guests) in attendance. Historically, about 450 KSAS Master’s degree candidates attend this event.  This event lasts about two hours.