Graduate student in gown and mortarboard hat looks towards camera and smiles among other graduates at the 2022 May CPS Graduation Ceremony. Photo by Heratch Ekmekijan

Graduation

2023 College of Professional Studies Graduation

College of Professional Studies Ceremony Information

CPS Undergraduate and Master’s Graduation Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 10:00 A.M. ET
Location: Matthews Arena, Northeastern Boston, MA campus

In-person event and livestreamed
CPS Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 A.M. ET
Location: Matthews Arena, Northeastern Boston, MA campus

In-person event and livestreamed

Information regarding ceremonies will be updated on this page and communications will be sent directly to your Northeastern University email account. 


Prepare to Graduate

Steps to graduation

Follow the steps in this table to prepare for graduation.

Determine your eligibility
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Which ceremony should you attend?

• To determine your graduation ceremony date and degree conferral, please use the link below to review the graduation deadlines in which students must complete all requirements.
• Only qualified graduates are eligible to attend a graduation ceremony.
• Please see your Academic Advisor and see dates for the appropriate ceremony

Graduation application deadlines
Review your information about degree, major, and Expected Graduation Date

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Begin the graduation process by reviewing your current program information (degree and major).

• Log in to the Student Hub
• Click on Resources Tab
• Click Registrar Self-Service
• Click Student Records
• Click View Student Information
• Choose your term
• Click submit
• Review your information about degree, major, and Expected Graduation Date (EGD)

If any information is inaccurate or you have any questions, reach out to your academic advisor or learner services.
Apply to graduate

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• Log onto the Student Hub.
• Click the “Resources” link in the top navigation bar.
• Scroll down to the “Graduation Information” section, choose “Apply to Graduate,” and complete the questionnaire. Note: If you receive an error message or your program information is incorrect, alert your academic advisor.
• After completing the application, you may choose the View Application to Graduate link to review your details and/or to update your diploma mailing address only. You may edit your address no later than 2 weeks prior to graduating.
Complete an exit interview

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If you have received a Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized) or Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans, complete the exit interviews below.

• Bachelor’s Completion – https://studentloans.gov
• Graduate – https://studentloans.gov

For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 617-373-5899.
Obtain the diploma

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Provided all academic and financial obligations are met, graduates who apply by the deadline will receive their diplomas in the mail at the address provided on their graduation application.

• Diplomas will be mailed four to six weeks after degrees are officially awarded by the Office of the Registrar. International mail requires an additional one to two weeks.
• Graduates will be given advance notice regarding diploma mailing dates. Diplomas cannot be picked up on campus.
• FAQs regarding diploma and mailing can be found here: https://commencement.northeastern.edu/faq/diplomas/

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at [email protected] with any questions about your diploma.

Diplomas will NOT be distributed during the ceremony in May.

2022 Ceremony Highlights

Watch the recording of our 2022 Graduation and Doctoral Hooding Ceremonies.

2022 Bachelor’s & Master’s Graduation Ceremony

The CPS Bachelor’s and Master’s Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA.

2022 Doctoral Hooding & Graduation Ceremony

The CPS Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA.

2022 Graduation and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony photos by Heratch Ekmekijan
2022 Pre-Graduation Celebration photos by Denise Reid

View Past Ceremonies

May 2021 Ceremony

The celebration at Fenway Park included messages from Interim Dean Mary Ludden and more.

September 2021 Ceremonies

November 2021 Ceremony

May 2020 Virtual Celebrations

The virtual celebration included messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz and other faculty members, recognition of students, and more. These virtual recognition ceremonies were not a replacement for in-person ceremonies at a future date. These virtual ceremonies were an opportunity for the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies community to acknowledge graduates’ achievements sooner.

September 2020 Virtual Celebration

The 2020 Summer Virtual Recognition celebration included messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz, a student speaker, a guest speaker, faculty, and a recognition slide for each graduate.