May 2013 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony


Location: Compton Family Ice Arena

Notre Dame graduate degrees in Graduate School programs are officially conferred.

Students whose degrees are conferred in August 2012, January 2013, or May 2013 may participate in the May 2013 ceremonies.

Times and venues are subject to change. For updates and more information regarding graduation and Commencement, see the Graduate School’s graduation page. NOTE: Students in business, law, ACE, architecture and ESTEEM have separate ceremonies; please check with your program for further details.

Commencement Weekend:
Schedule of Events

Friday, May 17

11:30 a.m. Graduate Mass & Blessing (Basilica of the Sacred Heart)

Saturday, May 18

9:00 a.m. Assemble for academic procession (Compton Family Ice Arena)
9:40 a.m. Academic procession. (Cap and gown attire required.)
10:00 a.m. Graduate School Commencement Ceremony
Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, Commencement Speaker
11:30 a.m. Reception immediately following the ceremony,
upper level of the Compton arena. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, May 19

8:15 a.m. Assemble for academic procession into the University Ceremony.
Graduate students will line up by the college from which they are
receiving their degree (e.g., Arts and Letters, Engineering, Science).
See the Registrar’s Commencement site for more information.
9:00 a.m. University Commencement Ceremony. See the Registrar’s
Commencement site for more information.