Commencement 2024

Commencement and Alumni Reunion Weekend: May 17-19, 2024

Dr. Sima Samar, a renowned human rights advocate, will serve as this year's Commencement Ceremony keynote speaker on May 19, 2024. The Fletcher School is honored to have her share her invaluable experiences and insights with our community.


Learn More About Dr. Sima Samar

  • Monday, May 13, 2024

    4 - 6 p.m. - Reception for Class of 2024 Hosted by President Kumar

    • Joyce Cummings Center
    • Reception for the members of the Class of 2024 from Fletcher, GSAS, and the Graduate Programs at the School of Engineering.                                                           

    RSVP here by May 1. Questions can be emailed to


    Friday, May 17, 2024

    11 - 1:00 p.m. - Honos Civicus Celebration

    • Tisch College is hosting a ceremony to recognize all 2024 Honos Civicus inductees.  Honorees will receive a certificate and a pin to wear on Commencement. 
    • Cohen Auditorium

    4 - 5:00 p.m. - Book Talk with Professor Michael Glennon

    • Professor Michael Glennon will discuss his latest book Free Speech and Turbulent Freedom: The Dangerous Allure of Censorship in the Digital Era. Kelly Crawford, F23, will moderate. 
    • Books will be available for purchase after the event.
    • ASEAN Auditorium

    6 - 10 p.m. - Fletcher 90th Celebration Finale

    • Celebrate 90 years of The Fletcher School with classmates, friends, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and the newest alumni – Class of 2024. We’ll be reminiscing on each decade from the 1930s to today to commemorate the 90th Anniversary Finale. Dinner will feature a clam and lobster bake from Woodman’s of Essex and an open beer & wine bar. Guests with dietary restrictions will be provided a vegetarian/vegan meal from Kate's Table. For the third year in a row, live music will be provided from The Marsels! Reunion Giving Awards to be announced by Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, FG03, at 8:00 p.m.
    • Reception Tent on Fletcher Field 
    • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests who have purchased tickets. Ticket prices for faculty and staff are complimentary, students are $75 and are available via the Fletcher Alumni Weekend registration page


    Saturday, May 18, 2024 

    10 - 12 p.m. - Class of 2024 Brunch and Send Off Meeting and Rehearsal

    • Ceremony Tent, Fletcher Field

    12:30 - 1:45 p.m. - Dean’s Welcome and State of the School Address

    • Dean ad interim, Kelly Sims Gallagher F00, FG03, will speak about The Fletcher School’s highlights over the past year, the 90th Anniversary celebration, and the school’s future direction. 
    • ASEAN Auditorium
    • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests
    • Programs: GMAP and GBA
      • Cabot 7th floor
      • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests

    2 - 3:15 p.m. Alumni Affinity Networking & Roundtable Discussions

    • Head to the seventh floor of Cabot to have small group discussions on current topics and shared areas of interest.
    • Cabot 7th Floor
    • Inclusive Excellence (Monroe France, inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence at Tufts University and a professor of practice at the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life, will be in attendance)
    • Fletcher Women's Network
    • Business at Fletcher (MIB and GBA alumni)

    2 - 3:15 p.m. - Student Presentation of the D-Prize 

    • Join a presentation with Maggie Adomako, Richard Geegbae, and Gabriel Waithaka, who were the awardees of the 2024 D-Prize. 
    • The award will support their project, Ongeza Zao na Pato, which aims to help 100,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya through adoption of climate-smart seed variants.
    • ASEAN Auditorium

    3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - 7x7: From Here to 2034

    • Seven faculty members have seven minutes each to answer the provocative question: “What’s the greatest threat to global stability in the next 10 years?” Audience Q&A and discussion to follow.
    • ASEAN Auditorium

    4:45 - 6:00 p.m. - Closing Reception

    • Toasts to your Fletcher classmates, to those celebrating their 50th and 25th Reunions, and to the newest group of alumni - the Class of 2024
    • Hall of Flags

    5:30 - 7 p.m. - PhD Commencement Reception

    • Reception for PHDs and families
    • Cabot 7th Floor

    5:30 - 7 p.m. - GMAP Commencement Reception

    • GMAP Program reception for alumni, students, and families
    • Cabot 7th Floor


    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    7:30 a.m. - Class of 2024 Check-In

    • Reading Room in Ginn Library
    • All members of the Class of 2024 who will be marching.

    9 a.m. - Phase I, 168th All-University Commencement Ceremony* 

    • This ceremony includes the academic processional, the awarding of honorary degrees, the all-University Commencement address, the awarding of degrees by Schools, including the official award of the Fletcher degree by Dean Gallagher. Live-streamed for family/guests in ASEAN.
    • Academic Quad
    • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests.

    11:40 a.m. - Phase II, 91st Fletcher School Commencement Ceremony* 

    • The highlight of Fletcher’s Commencement Weekend is the individual presentation of degrees to students and hooding of PhD recipients. The event will be live streamed at this link.
    • Ceremony Tent – Fletcher field.
    • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests.

    2 - 3 p.m. - Cheers to the Graduating Class of 2024  

    • A celebratory conclusion to the weekend. Toast to Graduates 
    • Reception Tent - Fletcher Field.
    • All members of the Fletcher Community and guests. 

    *The Class of 2024 includes both graduating students who will march and receive degrees and those who are members of the class but who have not yet completed all degree requirements. Members of the Class of 2024 who will not receive degrees are still encouraged to participate in the all-University Commencement (Phase I) on Sunday morning.  During Phase II, Fletcher School Commencement (11:30 am on Sunday), only those who will receive their degree or have permission are able to march. Masters' students on approved extension or continuation may have permission to march without completing all degree requirements.

  • Phase I: All-University Commencement · Please review the recently updated event protocols

    · All graduates must bring their Tufts University ID or a Guest Pass with them to enter the Phase I event. If you do not have an ID, please obtain a guest pass available Saturday during Fletcher’s rehearsal brunch or Sunday in Ginn Library during check-in. You could also visit a campus ID card office to obtain or replace your ID.

    · All guests should present their Fletcher reception guest ticket to enter the Phase I event, and keep this ticket to enter the Fletcher reception. (Note that this Fletcher option is not described in the general University event protocols above- this option is being made available for the Fletcher community given we already had a process for guest tickets).

    · Metal detection equipment will be used to screen guests entering the Academic Quad/The Green. Large bags will be prohibited, and smaller bags will be subject to search.

    · Signs, banners, full-sized flags, umbrellas, and balloons are prohibited.


    Phase II: The Fletcher School Commencement

    · Tickets are only needed for Fletcher reception after the Phase II ceremony.

    · Those students who choose to only attend Phase II should still attend the Champagne Toast in Ginn Library Sunday morning and then report to the mods to line up at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers to point you in the right direction.

    · Guests attending Phase II should proceed directly to the Fletcher ceremony tent and be seated by 11:00am.

    Additional security measures as well as general information can be found on Tufts Commencement website.

    If you have questions regarding commencement, please contact


  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy     
    Order of Events

    Greetings and Remarks
    Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    Presentation of The James L. Paddock Teaching Award
    Presented by: Courtney C. Foster, Class of 2024
    Recipient: Nadim Rouhana, Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies
    Faculty Address
    Nadim Rouhana, Professor of International Negotiation and Conflict Studies
    Presentation of The Edmund A. Gullion Prize
    Awarded to a graduating student who best exemplifies high academic achievement combined with participation at the school.
    Presentation of The Peter Ackerman Award 
    Presented by: Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    Recipient: Alexandra Kingman McAuliff and Kinsey Spears
    Student Address to Graduates
    Alyssa M. Scheiner, Class of 2024
    Presentation of The Dean’s Medal
    Presented by: Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    Recipient: Sima Samar, M.D.
    Keynote Address to Class of 2024
    Sima Samar, M.D.
    Presentation of Doctor of Philosophy Diplomas
    Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    Monica Duffy Toft, Academic Dean, Professor of International Politics
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Public Policy
    • Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations
    Presentation of Diplomas
    Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    • Master of Arts (M.A.)
    • Master of Arts in Humanitarian Affairs (M.A.H.A.)
    • Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (M.A.L.D.)
    • Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (M.A.T.A.)
    • Master in Global Affairs (M.G.A.)
    • Master of Global Business Administration (G.B.A.)
    • Master of International Business (M.I.B.)
    • Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.)
    • Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy (C.S.P.P.)
    Closing Remarks
    Kelly Sims Gallagher, F00, F03, Dean ad interim
    Music by Gainsborough Brass Ensemble
  • Download the Candidates for Degrees

    Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Public Policy

    • Hengrui Liu
    • Venkatesh Obla
    • Ramamoorthy*
    • Ernesto Tiburcio Manon

    Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations

    • Stephen E. Bergey**
    • Jessica C. Caddell*
    • Zoltán Fehér^
    • Yasodara Aruni Jayakody
    • Xiaodon Liang*
    • Alexandra Kingman McAuliff
    • Noriya Nakazawa**
    • Carol A. Prather
    • Kinsey Spears*
    • Stefan Tschauko

    Master of Arts

    • Samuel K. Ballmer
    • Robert A. Beadle
    • Brendan Michael Bell*
    • Harald Biederbick*
    • Farhod Bilolov
    • Aristeidis Bouras
    • Michael Bruce
    • Paula Anne Comstock
    • Charles B. Costanzo Jr.
    • Jacob Tyler Coutre**
    • Loren de Montserrat Cruz Sandoval
    • Georgios Drakopoulos
    • Alexey Dudarev*
    • Sylvester A. Fernandez de Castro
    • Adam Gramann
    • Alexander Grif
    • Stephen James Hunnewell
    • Sughra Imam**
    • Jessica Hannah Chantal Kaplan
    • Yevhen Kudriavets*
    • Ioannis-Angelos Laganis
    • William J. Lee IV^
    • Tanvi Misra
    • Abdelmoneim Osman Basheer Mustafa
    • Eri Natsuki
    • Robert M. Nelson Jr.
    • Mika Ochiai*
    • Joseph Stanley Pajka
    • Aicha Mauriada Mazama- Esso Pere*
    • Candice A. Pitts
    • Shawn Rajguru*
    • Monica Rosales
    • Makele Isimbi Saidi*
    • Quammie J. Semper
    • Brian Christopher Shea
    • Avantika Singh*
    • Antonio Tapia*
    • Roselyn Akinyi Walender
    • James F. Wellock
    • Russell C. White*
    • Linka Ruth Wintersteen

    Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

    • Jessica Chirichetti 
    • Jennifer Elizabeth Hatton 
    • Gabriel Mwema Waithaka

    Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy

    • Dana Abdulhay
    • Kidest M. Adane
    • Oyinkansola Temiloluwa Aderoba*
    • Aarushi Aggarwal
    • Aamna Ahmad
    • Ishaan Ajay
    • Waleed Al Mutawa*
    • Abdulmohsen Barrak Alateeqi*
    • Noura Alnouri
    • Constantinos V. Angelakis
    • Teiju Aoyagi
    • Adriana S. Arevalo
    • Sairah Aslam
    • Belmin Avdic
    • Katherine Mary Ayson
    • Michelle A. Ball
    • Somya Banwari*
    • Zaina Basha Masri
    • Jacob P. Basseches**
    • Sarah E. Baughn^
    • Jonathan A. Bennett
    • Khalil Bentley**
    • Himani G. Bhatt
    • Emma R. Bixler^
    • Kranti Budhathoki
    • Maria Burakovsky*
    • Molly O. Burger
    • William Burton
    • Gilberto J. Calderin**
    • Margaret Alice Chandler
    • Saanchita Chandrakumar
    • Raunaq Chandrashekar*
    • Kaiming Chen
    • Benjamin Vinito Chishi*
    • Alexander Y. Chon-Kang
    • Avery Janice Closser
    • Alison L. Corey*
    • Maria Del Carmen Corte*
    • Malika N. Cox
    • Mathew L. Cravens
    • Alexandra Cailey Cronin
    • Cassandra Cronin
    • Zheng Cui
    • Ariel C. Daniels^
    • Edita Danielyan*
    • Dipankar Das
    • Charles Scott DeBenedetto
    • Bryan Patrick Denehy*
    • Shivani H. Desai**
    • Luc Despotovic
    • Halsey L. Diakow
    • Johannes H. Driessen
    • Glenys D’Souza
    • Jawaher Youseff ElAkeel**
    • Yasmine Fakkar
    • Ariel S. Fanger**
    • Chiara Fargnoli
    • Patrick Fazari
    • Brianna Berlanga Fierro
    • Devon E. Fitzgerald
    • Courtney C. Foster^
    • Timothy D. Foye
    • Yoko Fujii
    • Rose M. Fusco^
    • Justine Mary Gluck
    • Sarah Michelle Gordon**
    • Naledi R. Gordy
    • Rachel M. Greenwood
    • Angelina Patraese Grosso
    • Pujitha Gullapalli**
    • Lina Hadboun**
    • James K. Hamada
    • Megan Quinn Harris**
    • Diana Elizabeth Hartford
    • Aubrey M. Hartnett*
    • Leen Bassam Ossama Hayek
    • Albert Z. Haynes
    • Salomé Henry*
    • Joshua M. Herman
    • Kate Ashlen Hibbert^
    • Kento Hiraga
    • Thaw Htet^
    • Takeo Imura
    • Miriam Silverman Israel^
    • Yasunori Iwatsuki
    • Sayed Sameem Jalal
    • Fatima Bintou Jallow*
    • Joshua Jessiman
    • Jean Zida Jiang
    • Trishi Jindal
    • Aashna John*
    • Sydney F. Jordaan
    • Pratyusha Joshi**
    • Camilla H. Kapustina*
    • Julian Keßler
    • Asra Khan
    • Maliha Khan*
    • Megumi Komai
    • Tatum L. Koroli^
    • Eda S. Kosma*
    • Sydney Frances Kozak**
    • Yael Krifcher^
    • Mitakshi Lakhani
    • David Lander
    • Rheiana Monet Laney**
    • Elena Michelle Latzen^
    • Emily N. Le Ray
    • Dayoung Lee**
    • Jong Min Lee
    • Taehee Lee*
    • Xinran Li**
    • Alba Rocio Loureiro Gonzalez
    • Michael Lubelczyk
    • Shara C. Madan*
    • Megan Y. Madeira^
    • Sukriti Mahipal*
    • Niki Patricia Mandel
    • Aanchal Manuja
    • Madeleine B. Mathias
    • Anshu Meghe*
    • Shefali Mehta
    • Timothy Edward Mines
    • Piyusha Mittal
    • Ciara Shereen Moezidis^
    • Akshaya Mohan^
    • Lori A. Moses
    • Eunice Muchemi^
    • Mai Nagabayashi**
    • Anirudh Nanda**
    • Fiona Marie Negron
    • Yu Nemoto
    • Alessia S. Neuschwander
    • Nhi Thanh Yen Nguyen
    • Izabella Gillian Nickel
    • Mahmoud R. Nofal
    • Shotaro Nogawa
    • Erin K. Norris^
    • Dylan Thomas O’Neil
    • Satoru Onoda
    • Yu Onoda (Shimizu)
    • Ashutosh Patil
    • Taarika J. Peres
    • Natalia Perez
    • Rio Briana De Leon Ponce
    • Regina Portilla de
    • Rosenzweig*
    • Sarah Kei Pratt
    • Eleanor W. Pressler
    • Catherine Frances Prestoy
    • Dhini Purnamasari*
    • Vincent Puybasset**
    • Ramya Ramakrishnan
    • Dominique Gabriella Maria Ramsawak**
    • Katyayinee Richhariya
    • Annis Kennedy Roberts*
    • Milton F. Rodriguez
    • Samuel C. Rogers
    • Sophia Romanelli
    • Philipp G. Rombach
    • Zachary George Root*
    • Ania Helena Ruiz Borys
    • Faith Chepkorir Sambu*
    • Farhana Sarwar
    • Alyssa M. Scheiner^
    • Anushka A. Shah
    • Sarah Shahabi
    • Samata Sharma Gelal
    • Christopher Cho Shim
    • Dongho Shin
    • Abdelrahman A. Shishani*
    • Aaruni R. Shrivastava
    • Julia Kate Shufro
    • Yvonne Silva*
    • Sara Singh*
    • Elizabeth B. Smith^
    • Emmaline Soderholm
    • Fernando C. Sol III
    • Rosie F. Soto^
    • Jonathan P. Sturr
    • Dalila Sumani Zakari
    • Ram Sarangan Sundaram**
    • Ryohei Suzuki
    • Mai Takahata
    • Shubhangi Thakur
    • Anastasia Thano*
    • Ina L. Thigith
    • Alexander B. Thomas*
    • Carmen Thompson*
    • Arianna M. Tidwell
    • Catherine Octaviane Tikara
    • Pranjal Tomar*
    • Mary Tower**
    • Akinobu Toyoda
    • Kaneto Ueyama
    • Priyanka Upreti*
    • Isha Vajpeyi*
    • Ian T. van der Ven*
    • Laura Velez
    • Lakshmee Vinayak Sharma**
    • Allton Rachel Vogel-Denebeim
    • Selena F. Wallace
    • Bailey Ann Wang^
    • Ji Wang**
    • Sophia Zornitza Warner*
    • Rudolph George Weisz
    • Talisa C. Woodroffe
    • Haohan Wu
    • Wescott H. Yeaw
    • Salina Zaheen

    Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs

    • Pau Alvarez
    • Adam John William
    • Beunardeau-Pammen
    • Carine Guerout
    • Alyson N. Hughes
    • Barbora Lehka
    • Xenia A. Mathys
    • Jonas Meuleman
    • Gautier Parthon de Von**
    • Benjamin F. Ramos*
    • Zachary R. Rosen**
    • Samy Vincent**

    Master in Global Affairs

    • Samuel Brecker**
    • William Turner Jackson**
    • Neeraja G. Kulkarni**
    • Vladimir Lackovic**
    • Meghan Maquet**
    • Melinda Marjorie Rose
    • Rickards Monzione
    • Emily S. O’Connor**
    • Emiliano Javier Polo Anaya**
    • Vaishnavi Satyavolu**
    • Eliab Taye
    • Kohei Yamasaki**

    Master of Global Business Administration

    • Christabel Agyapong
    • Aman Aligo*
    • Mark Audigier
    • Thomas A. Baker
    • Seth D. Baron**
    • Joseph A. Bodell*
    • Kiran Borra
    • Elyse Katherine Clonan**
    • Nate Coe
    • Cynthia Coelho
    • Jeremy Coffey
    • Matthew DeWitt**
    • Melissa Egdorf
    • Jesse Gallante**
    • Rihards Gederts**
    • Alexander R. Graybar*
    • Justin Haley**
    • Darren F. Harris
    • Rochelle W. Hill**
    • Heather Isaac
    • Killian M. Jampierre
    • Alissa Jordan**
    • Davis Kraft*
    • Diane Leigh Bolme Kulju*
    • Sarah R. Lundberg
    • Nancy S. Mahmoud
    • Micheal Mahoney*
    • Adam A. Maikkula
    • Nii O. Odotei*
    • Rory O’Neill**
    • Richard Ouyang**
    • Jessica Pacheco
    • Erin Palumbo**
    • Jenna Parker*
    • Jeffrey Ryan Perkins*
    • Rachel B. Peterson*
    • Logan Arthur Powell*
    • Abhishek Pradhan
    • Morgan Martha Rayl
    • Leah E. Reppucci**
    • Trevor Rhodes*
    • Quentin Askins SaLay**
    • Emilia M. Salazar
    • Alejandro V. Sandoval*
    • Maria Cristina Sebourn
    • Analiese E. Smith
    • Kristine Smith
    • Shay C. Stevens
    • Curtis Stuesse^
    • Benjamin M. Swanson**
    • Ken Tanaka
    • José A. Tavares Rosa**
    • Mark W. Taylor
    • Richard Thornburgh
    • Kate Vanier**
    • Vivek K. Vishnudas
    • Theodore C. Waddelow**
    • Rose Walker*
    • Jennifer Wanandi
    • Gerald Wawrzynek*
    • Brent Andrew Westergren*
    • Richard J. Whelan*
    • Russell C. White*
    • Brad B. Worthington

    Master of International Business

    • Muhammed S. Anwar^
    • Renata Bolotova
    • Paul John Campo Jr.
    • Justin N. Chinyanta Jr.
    • Terrence A. Cronin III**
    • Ruti Lobe Kingue Ejangue
    • Kaili Rae Emery
    • Besmah Enam
    • Ayodele Paula Fagbule
    • Ioannis Filippidis*
    • Stella Joslyn Henderson
    • Sejal Jain
    • Shreepath Jain
    • Lazaros Kyrimis
    • Euihwan Lee**
    • Sumner Bain Levenson
    • Gregory A. Loweth**
    • No Wai Maw**
    • Allen Chacko Nelson
    • Hien Anh Nguyen
    • Mellissa K. O’Connor
    • Richard A. Offenbacher*
    • Melike Ozcan
    • Ian F. Potts**
    • Yifan Qi
    • Marília Ramos de Alencar Feitoza
    • Veer B. Rana
    • Siddharth Chopra Sharma
    • Nayantara Srinivasan
    • Shimiao Sun
    • Nikita Vardiparti
    • Elisa Wirth
    • Yifan Wu
    • Yueting Xiao
    • Krishna Yadav
    • Yaru Zhu

    Master of Laws in International Law

    • Ruhi Aati
    • Birendra K. Agarwal*
    • Vasvi Anjani Agrawal
    • Ritwik Dwivedi
    • Vidya Kakra
    • Nikhita Kumar
    • Naimisha Pradhan**
    • Divyashri V. Puri*
    • Tushar R. Rajput
    • Abhinav Singh
    • Sho Suwabe

    Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy

    • Maneet Dhungel**
    • Jared Michael Friedman**
    • Aidan Spencer Hesse**
    • Stanley Wenhan Huang
    • Ethan M. Moscot**
    • Pavel D. Nabutovsky**
    *August 2023 | **February 2024 | ^Honos Civicus Society
  • All graduates are required to wear appropriate academic robes for both Sunday ceremonies (University and Fletcher). Members of religious orders are permitted to wear their customary habits instead of academic robes, as are individuals in military uniforms or those clad in special attire required by a U.S. or foreign civil office. 

    Doctoral Students:    
    PhD recipients should wear academic robes to receive their doctoral hoods. 

    • Complimentary PhD hoods will be provided during Fletcher Commencement Day activities.  
    • An optional package including a doctorate tam, gown, and tassel is available for purchase at the Tufts Bookstore for $116.98.  
    • If you are not local to campus and need to purchase academic robes and regalia for Commencement, make arrangements directly with the Tufts Bookstore at or 617-627-2060.  

    Master’s Students:    
    Graduates are required to wear a cap, gown, hood, and tassel.  

    • Purchase regalia in-person or by email or call Brian at 617-627-2060.  
      Options include: 
    • cap, gown, black tassel, and hood for $123.98,  
    • cap, gown, and black tassel for $72.98,  
    • hood only for $51.98 
    • Fletcher School color keepsake tassel can be purchased for $11.98  
    • Students who are not local to campus (and cannot physically go to the Tufts Bookstore), including those in GBA, MATA, GMAP, and dual degree or exchange programs, should arrange to purchase regalia by contacting the Tufts Bookstore directly at or 617-627-2060. 

    Fletcher’s Regalia Loan Program 
    The Fletcher borrowing program has ended because supplies have run out. If you already secured loaner regalia, please make note of pick-up and drop-off information: 

    • Pick-Up and Drop-Off if you are local to campus: Regalia pick-up will take place at the Office of Student Affairs between May 1-10, 2024. We kindly ask that you return the borrowed items during the designated drop-off period from May 19-28, 2024. Your prompt return ensures the sustainability of our loaner program for future graduating classes. 
    • Pick-Up and Drop-Off for GBA and GMAP students: Your borrowed regalia will be available for pick-up and drop-off in May through your GBA or GMAP Program Directors upon your arrival on campus for Commencement Weekend. 
  • If you have guests who will require special accommodations for the Fletcher Commencement Ceremony (e.g., use of wheelchairs), please contact  Information regarding special accommodations for the Tufts campus and for the University Commencement Ceremony may be found here. 

  • Because accommodation space in the area is at a premium this time of year, we urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible.  A list of Tufts University area hotels is available here.  Please inquire with the hotels to see if they offer special Tufts rates.  The Fletcher Office of Development and Alumni Engagement also has secured limited room blocks at local hotels, listed here.  

    Additionally, the University’s Conference Bureau provides on-campus dormitory housing.  On campus housing includes a complimentary full menu breakfast in the dining halls following each night of your stay. Please visit theOn-campus Housing website for more details. 

  • Given the large number of visitors to campus on Commencement Day, please expect that parking will be scarce.   Parking in all university lots will be on a first come, first serve basis so early arrival is recommended.  Parking information is available on Tufts Commencement Parking website.  Please also visit the Tufts Commencement Shuttle Map for information on shuttle service to Packard Avenue. 

  • If you have any questions about Commencement Weekend logistics, please do not hesitate to contact Yanina Hillion at We look forward to seeing you and your family and guests during the weekend.