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Commencement and Degree Celebrations

May 13, 2018

Congratulations to all of Mason’s graduating students! Be prepared for the festivities to begin:

Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m.
EagleBank Arena

Doors open for audience members at 9 a.m. Masters and Bachelors graduates assemble on the Wilkins Plaza (formerly North Plaza) starting at 8:30 a.m. The procession from the plaza to EagleBank Arena will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Live stream of Commencement will be available at

Degree Celebrations
School and college degree celebrations will take place from May 16–19. Graduates are encouraged to attend both the official university commencement ceremony and their​ college or school’s degree celebration ceremony.

Live stream of degree celebrations will be available here.

Volunteer at the Events
University Events is seeking additional assistance from students, faculty, and staff volunteers. Help our graduates celebrate their big day! Click here for more information.

Stay Updated
Follow the excitement at #MasonGrad18#Mason2018, and #MyMasonCap.

For more information, visit the graduation website or contact University Events at 703-993-2853.