Ceremony and Celebration

KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony
Monday, May 22, 2023
7 p.m.
Homewood Field
JHU Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland
KSAS Master’s Graduation Reception
Monday, May 22, 2023
9 p.m.
Keyser Quad
JHU Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland

We invite everyone to gather and celebrate the accomplishments of our spring 2023 graduates, as well as our summer and fall 2022 graduates.

If you plan to participate in the 2023 KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony, please review these details to fully prepare and enjoy partaking in this momentous event.

Before the Ceremony

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  • In order to participate in the KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony, please be sure to apply to graduate in a timely manner.
  • You will be required to wear JHU regalia during the in-person graduation ceremony, so be sure to purchase your regalia well in advance of the ceremony. Your regalia will be shipped directly to your desired home address.
  • Graduates must register with MarchingOrder to confirm their information for the ceremony. The registration deadline was Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Registration is now closed.

If you or your family members are traveling from out of town, please note the following:

Day of the Ceremony

Please join us for the 2023 KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony at Homewood Field. Information about parking and transportation to campus can be found on the KSAS commencement parking and transportation web page. Family and friends are welcome to share this moment from the Homewood Field stands, or to watch the live-streamed ceremony online.

We recommend that you leave personal items at home or where you are staying, as there is no on-site storage available. All bags and purses may be searched upon entry to the Homewood Field stadium or the athletic center. Restrictions are as follows:

Bags and purses larger than 13” x 15”, including luggage, are not permitted. Diaper bags are permitted. Backpacks and luggage are not permitted. Please plan to have your large bags or luggage stored at your hotel/accommodation if you need to check out prior to the ceremony. Bags that do not meet the requirements will not be permitted into the stadium and bag check will not be provided. Wrapped gifts and balloons are not allowed. Signs, posters, banners, and flags will not be allowed inside the stadium for safety reasons. Food and drinks, with the exception of water, may not be brought into the stadium. Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco—including e-cigarettes—are strictly prohibited. Pets are not permitted in or around Homewood Field, with the exception of professionally trained service dogs. Firearms, knives, fireworks, or weapons of any kind are not permitted. Horns, cowbells, whistles, or any artificial noisemakers or laser pointers are not permitted. Guests are permitted to bring an unopened water bottle and a seat cushion or seatback.

Ralph S. O'Connor Center for Recreation and Well-BeingAt 5 p.m. on Monday, May 22, you will join your fellow graduates for robing and line-up at the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center, located next door to Homewood Field.

You will need to bring your regalia and we encourage comfortable footwear as you will be walking on turf and uneven walkways. Plan to carry only your essential items, such as a wallet or mobile phone, as you will not be able to leave personal belongings in the robing area. Please note that we will not have additional regalia available on the day of the ceremony.

The procession onto Homewood Field will start at 6:30 p.m., leading into the formal start of the graduation ceremony at 7 p.m.

During the ceremony, you will hear from university leaders, with a main address delivered by keynote speaker Kevin Young. Afterward, graduates will be called alphabetically by degree program and will walk across the stage to be congratulated by Christopher S. Celenza, James B. Knapp Dean, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

The graduation ceremony will last until approximately 9 p.m.

Homewood Field, San Martin Parking and Keyser Quad Maps and Directions

After the Ceremony

Immediately following the graduation ceremony, you are invited to attend a celebratory reception on Keyser Quad, which is just a short walk from Homewood Field and is located in front of the iconic Gilman Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your guests to mingle with your fellow graduates and commemorate the completion of your degree.

Keyser Quad Reception

Diplomas will be mailed to all spring-term graduates later in the summer, once all degrees are reviewed. You do not need to attend the KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony or the JHU university-wide commencement in order to receive your diploma. If you have additional questions about your diploma, please email [email protected].

For additional information and questions about the KSAS Master’s Graduation Ceremony, please email [email protected].

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