2024 Graduation Ceremony
For CPS students graduating from any of our Global Network Campuses:
Each campus in our global system will be hosting its own ceremony for graduates from that campus. We strongly advise attending the graduation ceremony held at your primary campus.
Please click here to view dates and locations.
A separate registration will be emailed from your specific campus regarding all ceremony information.
The dates and locations below are for graduates completing their degree requirements from the Boston campus.
Wednesday May 8, 2024
College of Professional Studies Graduation Ceremony, Boston Campus **
Master of Science degree graduates
10:00 a.m. ET, Matthews Arena, Boston, MA
Bachelor’s Completion, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Art, Master of Education, Master of Art in Teaching, and Master of Sports Leadership degree graduates
3:00 p.m. ET, Matthews Arena, Boston, MA
**Note: There are two ceremonies held on Wed May 8th. Graduates will be invited and eligible to attend only the ceremony time for the degree they are graduating with as it will only be conferred at that ceremony time.
Thursday May 9, 2024
College of Professional Studies Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony, Boston Campus
10:30 a.m. ET, Matthews Arena, Boston, MA
Eligibility: Doctoral degree candidates from our Doctor of Education, Doctor of Law and Policy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs
The “apply to graduate” application is open! Regardless if you plan on participating in a ceremony or not, all eligible 2023–24 degree candidates must submit their application to graduate by the deadlines. For more details, please review information about your graduation application here.
More details are coming soon! Keep an eye on your Northeastern email and check back for updates in the new year, where you will find more information regarding when to register for your ceremony and secure your regalia.
We look forward to celebrating with our graduates!
View Past Ceremonies
May 2023 Bachelor’s and Master’s Ceremony
The College of Professional Studies Bachelor’s and Master’s Graduation Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 p.m. ET at Matthews Arena, 238-262 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115.
May 2023 Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony
The CPS Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA.
May 2022 Bachelor’s and Master’s Ceremony
The CPS Bachelor’s and Master’s Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA.
May 2022 Doctoral Hooding and 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
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.
- Doctoral Recognition Ceremony (If you do not have access to YouTube, view the virtual ceremony here)
- View individual student slides
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.