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2023 Commencement

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony
School of Advanced International Studies
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 11:00 am ET
DAR Constitution Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

The SAIS Commencement ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am ET at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006.

We are planning for an in-person 2023 Commencement at which we hope to welcome all friends, family, and graduates who wish to participate. In the event of uncertain future surrounding COVID-19 restrictions could require us to make changes to the ceremony as it gets closer, and we reserve the right to change the date, time, location, or policies of the event in the best interest of public health. Information will be available by email and on this website.

Visit the SAIS Commencement homepage and continue to monitor your JH email for updates up to the ceremony day. Information will come from both the SEAM and SAIS Commencement Team via email.

The Universitywide Commencement ceremony will be Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place on Homewood Field, Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

Please be advised that while master’s students are invited and welcome to attend the Universitywide ceremony, they will not cross the stage but will be recognized as a group from their seats. The master’s degree ceremonies will be the primary ceremonies for master’s students at which they will cross the stage as their names are announced.

Each graduate will need to wear appropriate regalia (cap and gown) or military gear in order to participate in the school-specific and university wide ceremonies.

Yes, students participating in on-campus commencement ceremonies and events must comply with the JHU vaccination mandate and must have received either an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exception prior to coming on-campus, even if they were fully “online” students during their course of study.

Tickets are required. More information on tickets is coming soon.

Stay connected to the school and to John Hopkins SAIS Alumni, contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office.


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