May 23, 2021
In response to the recent announcement from the University regarding a virtual Commencement for the Classes of 2021, the School of Medicine is, in accordance, planning a pre-recorded Commencement ceremony recognizing our graduating MD and Masters students. While we wish we were able to gather our entire community and our graduates’ friends and family together, the current protocols and future uncertainty in the COVID climate do not allow it at this time.
Our Commencement date will remain Sunday, May 23, and the Medical School ceremony will be able to be viewed online beginning at 2:00PM EDT. We will share the specific Commencement website landing page for viewing as we approach the event date.
Traditionally, the Tufts University Commencement Ceremony is divided into two phases.
Phase I is the University-wide ceremony in which all schools participate. It includes the academic procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, recognition of faculty emeriti, recognition of degree candidates by school, and the all-university Commencement address. This year's Phase I ceremony will be held virtually at 9:00AM. Additional information is available on the University Commencement Website: https://commencement.tufts.edu/.
Phase II of Commencement at Tufts consists of the Medical School specific remarks and recognition of each graduate virtually. This year, we are very pleased to be able to include a Commencement address by one of our graduates Dr. Pritesh Ghandi, MD, MPH, M11, MG11. Dr. Gandhi has been recently appointed as the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security. The broadcast will begin at 2:00PM. We will provide additional event details as soon as they become available.