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NEC’s 147th Commencement Ceremony 
Sunday, May 20, 2018
3:00 p.m. 
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Celebrate with families and friends the achievements of the NEC graduating class of 2018. 

Speakers will include a student speaker, members of NEC’s leadership, as well as honorary degree recipients. The keynote speaker will be John Heiss, and honorary degrees will be awarded to Joseph L. BowerHerbie HancockEdgar Albert Meyer, Jr., and Peter Lyman Row.

More about speakers and honorary degrees

  • General seating beginning at 2:15 PM.
  • The public is welcome to this event and no tickets are required.
  • A light reception will follow the ceremony in Brown Hall.
  • December 2017 and May 2018 graduates are all encouraged to participate.
  • NEC’s Commencement Concert will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Information for Visitors

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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, 2017 for December 2017 graduates*

February 23, 2018 for May 2018 graduates

Ordered regalia will be available for pick-up Monday May 14-Thursday May 17th, 9:30 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM in Jordan Hall, room 103.

*December 2017 graduates who wish to participate in Commencement will be asked to submit a second Intent to Graduate form by February 23, 2018 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.