Graduation Planning

Planning Ahead: Class of 2016

As you approach your last semester(s) at Berklee, it's time to start planning for one of life’s most important and memorable milestones – your college graduation. We’ve put together this Graduation website to help you navigate the graduation process and prepare for next year’s commencement weekend, which will take place May 6-7, 2016.

Graduation Planning

To be eligible to officially graduate, all requirements for your academic program and major(s), as well as any financial obligations, must be fulfilled in accordance with the walking 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 Arielle Schwalm, graduation & curriculum specialist in the Office of the Registrar at x2470 or email The Counseling and Advising Center, as well as your departmental advisors, are also available to assist you with your graduation plans. While we will do eveything to help you with the process, the final responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests solely with each student (please refer to your Degree Audit on

Commencement Ceremony Planning

Commencement 2016 will be held Saturday, May 7. Beginning this winter, information to assist graduates and their families and friends with commencement planning will be posted on this website. So plan on checking back on a regular basis for updated information about the ceremony, including honorary degree recipients; a schedule of events; dining and lodging information, and other related commencement news as it becomes available.