Save the Date: Yale University Commencement

Event time: 
Monday, May 22, 2023 - 10:30am
Event description: 

2023 Commencement

Yale’s 322nd commencement will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. on the historic Old Campus. Monday’s ceremony marks the occasion at which all university and honorary degrees are formally conferred. Diploma ceremonies follow the university ceremony in all residential colleges and at each school. 

In addition to the university ceremony, Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and each professional school schedule events over the course of Commencement Weekend. These events usually take place on Saturday and Sunday. A host of public performances and events are also offered on campus throughout the weekend.

Ticket Information

To accommodate the large number of people wishing to attend Commencement, the following guidelines are proposed to ensure that access to Old Campus is efficient and equitable.

Tickets will be required to gain entry to Old Campus for Yale’s 322nd Commencement Ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2023.

  • Each student graduating from Yale College will receive four (4) guest tickets.
  • Each student receiving a degree from the Graduate School or one of the professional schools will receive two (2) guest tickets.

Please note, graduating degree candidates do not need tickets to attend Commencement. Graduating students, along with faculty and fellows, must wear academic regalia to participate.

Children aged 3 and under do not require tickets but must sit on the lap of a ticketed guest.  

The sale of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. If the University becomes aware of tickets being sold or purchased, it may result in a student’s forfeiting of all guest tickets. 

More Information

For additional information, please visit commencement.yale.edu.