Graduation

Northwestern graduates and their families are invited to participate in a variety of graduation events including the University-wide Northwestern Commencement (conferral of degrees), individual school ceremonies, and department/program specific events and receptions. Please see the comprehensive list of McCormick events below.

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Northwestern Commencement (Conferral of Degrees)

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
Commencement typically takes place (weather permitting) at Ryan Field.

Commencement is the main graduation ceremony, which is attended by undergraduate and graduate students from all the schools at Northwestern and is where the official conferring of degrees occurs.

Arrangements for Commencement ceremonies are made by the Office of Special Events (Scott Hall, Room 106, 847-491-3600). If you are a graduating senior with questions about Commencement or the ordering of caps and gowns, please contact that office or visit the commencement website.

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McCormick Undergraduate Ceremonies

Order of the Engineer Ceremony

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Family Auditorium in the Technological Institute

McCormick Undergraduate Convocation

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Welsh-Ryan Arena
Speaker: Chelsea Stoner
Reception: 10:15 a.m. in the tent behind Welsh-Ryan

Click here for more information about graduation activities

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McCormick Graduate Ceremonies

TGS Master’s Degree Graduation

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Family Auditorium in the Technological Institute
Speaker: Deepak Ahuja

Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. to line up.

Doors to the Ryan Family Auditorium will open at 1:00 p.m. for your family members and guests. No tickets are required.

If you are unable to make it to the event, please view our live webcast.

Reception: 3:45 p.m. on the Technological Institute Back/East Plaza

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McCormick PhD Hooding

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
Ryan Family Auditorium in the Technological Institute
Speaker: Mark Hersam

Doctoral candidates are invited to the PhD Hooding Ceremony where each student is recognized and hooded, usually by their advisors.

Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. to line up.

Doors to the Ryan Family Auditorium will open at approximately 3:15 p.m. for your family members and guests. (Opening time is dependent upon the end time of the prior ceremony.) No tickets are required.

If you are unable to make it to the event, please view our live webcast.

Reception: 5:45-6:45 p.m. on the Technological Institute Front/West Plaza

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McCormick Professional Master’s Degree Graduation

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Ryan Family Auditorium in the Technological Institute
Speaker: Hugh Ekberg

All professional master’s degree candidates (EMDC, MBP, MEM, MPM, MSiA, MSIT, MPD2, MMM, MSR) are invited to the graduation ceremony.

Graduates are asked to arrive no later than 11:00 a.m. to line up.

Doors to the Ryan Family Auditorium will open at 11:00 a.m. for your family members and guests. No tickets are required.

If you are unable to make it to the event, please view our live webcast.

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Department/Program Receptions

BME

Contact: Deborah Cundiff, deb@northwestern.edu
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Garage, 2311 Campus Drive #2300
Lunch, 12pm
Who: BME undergrads and and their families

CEE

Contact: Husna Levine, Husna@northwestern.edu
Thursday, June 16, 2017
The Allen Center
Dinner, 5pm
Who: CEE graduates and their family

IEMS

For undergraduate information contact: Agnes Kaminski
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Technological Institute, Room LR3
Lunch and ceremony begin at 12:30pm
Who: IEMS undergrads and their families, RSVP and tickets required

For PhD information contact: Jo Ann Yablonka
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Technological Institute, Willens Wing Atrium
Reception immediately following the PhD hooding ceremony
Who: IEMS PhD graduates, their families and friends

MMM

Contact: Shera Street, shera.street@northwestern.edu
Friday, June 17
MMM Innovation Studio and Ford Design Studio
Reception and Lunch, 10am
Who: Graduating students and their families

MEM

Contact: Stephen Tilley, stephen-tilley@northwestern.edu
Saturday June 18, 2016
Merion Crystal Ballroom
Reception and Lunch, 2pm
Who: 30 graduates, and their immediate families (anticipated guest count = 150)

MPD

Contact: Karen Healy Stover, k-stover@northwestern.edu
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Ford Atrium
Immediately following the MPD Graduation Ceremony (1:15pm, FORD G201, G2015 and G211), the MPD Graduation Reception will take place (2pm – 4pm)
Who: Students and their guests

MPM

Contact: Ahmad Hadavi, a-hadavi@northwestern.edu
Graduation/Spring Bruch
Saturday, June 5, 2016
10:30am – 1pm
Who: MPM graduates and students, their families, faculty and seminar speakers

MSE

Contact: Molli Connell, mbconnell@northwestern.edu
Friday, June 17 2016
Cook Hall Atrium
11:30am – 1pm
Who: Reception for UG, MS & PhD graduates & families and faculty

MSIT

Contact: Abi Shay, abigayle.shay@northwestern.edu
Saturday June 18, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Evanston
2 - 5pm
Who: MSIT Graduates with their family and friends

MBP

Contact: Igor Kourkine, i-kourkine@northwestern.edu
Saturday June 18, 2016
Hilton Orrington,
1:30 – 4pm
Who: Lunch Buffet for Faculty, Staff, Graduates and Guests

MSiA

Contact: Lindsay Montanari

None. December graduation only.

ChemBE

Contact: Sarah Johnson

EECS

Contact: Janice Perry

ESAM

Contact: Tressa Dillingham, tressa.dillingam@northwestern.edu
Friday, June 17, 2016
The Technical Institute, Room M416
Reception and lunch, 12pm-1:30pm
Who: Applied Math graduates and their families

ME

Contact: Hillary Sparks