NEC’s 153rd Commencement Ceremony

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Our 2024 Commencement ceremony will be a ticketed event in historic Jordan Hall.

Students participating in the ceremony must complete this form in order to inquire for guest tickets. Confirmed tickets will then be sent from the Box Office to the email indicated on the form.

The NEC Commencement ceremony will last approximately two hours. The first half of the ceremony will include remarks from Conservatory leadership and alumni, student speakers, the bestowal of Commencement awards, and the conferral of Honorary Doctorates. We will then confer degrees and diplomas to students.

A light reception for students and families will follow the ceremony in Brown Hall.


NEC Security / Bag Policy:

The New England Conservatory of Music is committed to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for our guests, staff, and performers. For everyone’s safety, all people entering Jordan Hall will be required to pass NEC's security gate. All persons, bags and cases that are flagged by the security gates will be subject to closer inspection.  

NEC reserves the right to deny entry of any guest who declines to pass through the security gate or refuses when asked to have their person, bags or cases checked. 

NEC discourages guests from bringing musical instruments, instrument cases, and large bags to any event. Jordan Hall does not have a coat check or storage space. NEC management reserves the right to prohibit any item deemed unsafe, disruptive, or oversized from coming into the theater at any time. 

A list of prohibited items include, but are not limited to;

  • weapons of any kind
  • laser pens and pointers
  • audio/video recording devices
  • cameras with external flash or interchangeable lenses
  • large bags or backpacks
  • food or drink, including alcohol, cans or bottles
  • illegal drugs/substances or other related paraphernalia
  • cigarettes, including e-cigarettes or other related paraphernalia
  • animals (except service animals)
  • balloons, stickers, beach balls and glitter
  • artificial noisemakers (airhorns, whistles, etc.)
  • fireworks of any kind
  • large signs
  • any item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by NEC staff


Updated 3/19/24