Commencement 2020

NEC’s 149th Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2020 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 2020.

Speakers will include a student speaker and members of NEC’s leadership. Honorary degrees will be awarded to distinguished guests, whose names will be announced, and awards will be conferred upon members of the NEC community.

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

December 2019 and May 2020 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 16, at 7:30 pm in NEC’s Jordan Hall.

Additional Information

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Visiting NEC

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, 2019 for December 2019 graduates*

February 21, 2020 for May 2020 graduates

Ordered regalia will be available for pick-up Monday May 11-Thursday May 14th, 9:30 AM-12 PM and 1-4 PM in Jordan Hall, room 103.

*December 2019 graduates who wish to participate in Commencement will be asked to submit a second Intent to Graduate form by February 21, 2020 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.