Commencement

Commencement 2019

NEC’s 148th Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. 

Celebrate with families and friends the achievements of the NEC graduating class of 2019.

Speakers will include a student speaker, members of NEC’s leadership, as well as honorary degree recipients Jessye NormanUrsula Oppens, and Jean Morrow. The keynote address will be delivered by Miss Norman. Learn more

General seating beginning at 2:15 PM. A light reception will follow the ceremony in Brown Hall.

December 2018 and May 2019 graduates are all encouraged to participate. The public is welcome to this event and no tickets are required.

NEC’s Commencement Concert will take place on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Additional Information

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Graduating Student Information

Graduating students need to complete the online Intent to Graduate form to insure proper diploma spelling, confirm Commencement attendance plans, and provide measurements for regalia. The form is completed via the MyNEC portal. All graduating students will be invited via their NEC email to complete it in the semester in which they are eligible to graduate. The deadlines for submitting the form are as follows:

November 1, 2018 for December 2018 graduates*

February 22, 2019 for May 2019 graduates

Ordered regalia will be available for pick-up Monday May 13-Thursday May 16th, 9:30 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM in Jordan Hall, room 103.

*December 2018 graduates who wish to participate in Commencement will be asked to submit a second Intent to Graduate form by February 22, 2019 to confirm attendance and order regalia.

NEC Faculty and Staff

If you plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, please fill out and submit an attendance form available from the Office of Student Services. This is especially important if you are in need regalia to be ordered on your behalf. This form is also sent to your NEC email account.