Babson Graduate School Commencement

Graduate Commencement 2024

Saturday May 11, 2:45–5:30 p.m.
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Graduate Ceremony Details

12:45 p.m. Registration/Check-In at the Len Green Recreational Athletic Complex
2 p.m. Class Photo in LGRAC Courts
2:45 p.m. Procession
3–5:30 p.m. Graduate Ceremony: Upper Athletic Fields
5:30 p.m. Graduate Reception: Park Manor South/West Tent

Tickets are not required for this ceremony. Guests also may view the exercises via live broadcast in the Carling-Sorenson Theater. For family and friends who cannot attend, the ceremony can be viewed online.

In order to participate in Commencement, all degree candidates must log into the Babson Student Hub, where there will be a designated portlet for the Commencement Clearance Process. This will open on April 8 and close on May 8.

Candidates will view and complete necessary requirements.

Degree candidates will be emailed prior to the site opening at their Babson email address.

For any questions about the CCP process, please call 781.239.4433 or email ccpquestions@babson.edu.

Commencement of the Graduate School will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2023, at 2:45 p.m.

The academic procession for Commencement will leave from the Len Green Recreation Athletic Complex (LGRAC). The exercises will be held in the tent on the Upper Athletic Fields and will last approximately 2½ hours. Family and guests attending the graduate ceremony should be seated by 2:30 p.m.

Organizing a procession of more than 600 master’s degree recipients takes at least one hour. Therefore, we ask that all degree candidates assemble by 1:30 p.m. The class photo will be taken at 2 p.m., just prior to assembling for the procession. Please wear your robes for this photo.

Please be aware that Babson’s bachelor degree ceremony will be held earlier in the day. The undergraduate ceremony will conclude by 12:30 p.m., and the Commencement tent on the Upper Athletic Fields will be reset for the graduate ceremony.

NOTE: Guests will not be allowed to enter the Commencement tent until 1:45 p.m. to prepare the tent for the master’s degree ceremony.

Caps, gowns, and tassels are furnished by the College at no charge to graduates and may be kept as souvenirs of this memorable occasion.

Regalia will be available from May 1–11, Monday through Friday. 

Once students see in their student portal that they have completed all CCP items, including ticket pick up, they are eligible to pick up their regalia at the campus store.

Below are the days and times for regalia pickup:

  • Wednesday, May 1st
    • 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

  • Thursday, May 2nd
    • 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

  • Friday, May 3rd
    • 9:00 a.m..- 5:00 p.m. 

  • Monday, May 6th
    • 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, May 7th
    • 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 

  • Wednesday, May 8th
    • 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 

  • Thursday, May 9th
    • 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. 

  • Friday, May 10th
    • 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

If you have concerns regarding your cap and gown, please email the Campus & Community Events office.

Items prohibited at Commencement include the following:

  • Unmanned or remote-controlled aircraft systems
  • Any type of portable chair or seat, other than those approved for persons with accessibility issues
  • Laptop bags, backpacks, duffel bags, suitcases, large purses, and any other type of large carry item
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Weapons of any kind [including knives]
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Coolers or containers, including cans and bottles
  • Fireworks or pyrotechnics
  • Animals, except service animals assisting those with disabilities
  • Folding and/or standalone chairs
  • Noisemakers or air horns
  • Bullhorns, megaphones, or other sound amplifiers
  • Balloons or beach balls
  • Hoverboards
  • Items containing profanity or offensive language
  • Large signs, banners, flags, posters, or other items which may unreasonably obstruct the view of any participant or guest
  • Any other item which could potentially compromise safety or disrupt College operations or activities as determined by the College