The University Commencement ceremony is held on Monday morning on Old Campus, with the Graduate School’s main diploma ceremony immediately following at Woolsey Hall. There are no tickets required for either of these events.
At Woolsey Hall, GSAS graduates sit by department in the center section of the ground floor, and go up one by one to receive their diploma from the dean. Graduates are assigned individually numbered seats, a seating chart is available only on the day of Commencement at HGS and at Woolsey Hall. Family and guests may sit on the sides and balconies of the hall in open unreserved seating; some handicapped and wheelchair access seating is available.
Please note that the global affairs master’s degree program of the Jackson Institute in the Graduate School holds a separate diploma ceremony at Horchow Hall at 55 Hillhouse Avenue.