Graduation Planning

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

If you were approved to graduate in May (spring semester), your diploma will be mailed approximately eight–10 weeks after the May 9 virtual ceremony to the address you provided on the Application for Graduation Form. See Getting Your Diploma for more information.

Find memories and information about the May 9 virtual ceremony at Commencement Memories

Planning Ahead: Class of 2021

As you approach your last semester(s) at Berklee College of Music, it's time to start planning for one of life’s most important and memorable milestones: your college graduation. We have put together this website to help you navigate the graduation process and prepare for commencement weekend, which will take place May 7–8, 2021.

Graduation Planning

To qualify for graduation, all requirements for your academic program and major(s), as well as any financial obligations, must be fulfilled.

To participate in the annual commencement ceremony, students must be in compliance with the commencement participation policy. The links on the left will help you evaluate your current academic status to determine what courses and any other requirements you still need to complete in order to graduate and receive your diploma. 

If you have any questions regarding the graduation process, please contact The Academic Advising Office as well as your departmental advisors are also available to assist you with your graduation plans. While we will do everything to help you with the process, the final responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests solely with each student. Please carefully review your degree audit on

Commencement Planning

Commencement 2021 will be held Saturday, May 8. Information to assist graduates and their families and friends with commencement planning, including a schedule of events, commencement FAQs, lodging information, and other related commencement news, will be available on the commencement website beginning this winter.