Commencement 2017


The University has decided that the weather is reasonable enough to proceed with Commencement as planned.  We’ll be showing the Morning Exercises live on screens throughout the house. Links to live feeds are below. Info on Morning Exercises is at

Due to poor weather, the Adams House Diploma Ceremony will be in the Malkin Athletic Center.  The MAC gym can be reached by elevator, but most guests should take the stairs as the elevator is very small and will not efficiently move the crowd.  We will also be streaming the ceremony to screens throughout the House. 
See map for the Malkin Athletic Center below.

Lunch will go on as planned, but we’ll probably run short on seating. Maybe hosting your guests in your suite after picking up lunch would be a nice option.

Live Streams of Commencement Events

Class Day

Wednesday 2:00 p.m.

Morning Exercises Online

Thursday 8:15 a.m.

Morning Exercises TV Broadcast

Thursday 8:15 a.m.

Comcast Cable channel 283

Adams House Diploma Ceremony

Thursday Noon

Afternoon Exercises

Thursday 2:30 p.m.



For information about commencement events outside Adams House visit
Senior Desk is open weekdays May 8 - May 24, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 124 Mt. Auburn Street, 6th floor. You must pick up your own tickets. See HAA's info on their site
Info from University Disability Services and

Adams House Class Day Master's Reception
Open to Graduates and their guests, no tickets required
Wednesday, May 24th
5:00 p.m. Adams Dining Hall

Adams House Commencement Morning Exercises Simulcast
Open to graduate’s guests, no tickets required
Thursday, May 25th
Adams House Upper & Lower Common Rooms 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
LCR is ramp accessible via the C-entry door closer to Mt. Auburn.

Adams House Diploma Ceremony
Open to Graduates and their guests, no tickets required, no reserved seating, ramp access on Linden Street.
Thursday, May 25th
Noon, immediately following Morning Exercises
Randolph Courtyard
Rain plan: MAC Gymnasium

Adams House Commencement Luncheon
Thursday, May 25th
1:30 p.m., immediately following Diploma Ceremony
All are welcome to the luncheon, however please note: tickets for the lunch are necessary. There is no charge for seniors and each senior receives two free tickets for guests, which will be part of your packet from Senior Desk. Additional tickets may be purchased at Senior Desk. Tickets will also be available on Commencement day at lunch. Please note there are three buffet lines to keep everything moving. Ramp access at B-entry, so regardless of last name anyone with someone uncomfortable with stairs should enter lunch via B. As many as 800 guests intend to have lunch at Adams House following the Diploma Ceremony. Please be patient – everyone will be served. There is seating throughout C and in Randolph Courtyard.

Please reach out to Edison, our dining hall manager, with any allergies or dietary restrictions of your guests attending the commencement day lunch.