Information for Master's Degree Graduates

The Phase II Ceremony is for the School of Medicine's graduate programs: Master of Public Health (MPH),  MS - Biomedical Sciences (MBS), MS - Health Informatics and Analytics, MS - Physician Assistant Program, and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

The Phase II ceremony will take place at J Field, Medford Campus starting at 4pm on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Caps & Gowns

You will be notified by the Office of Student Services when to pick up your cap and gown.


The commencement ceremony will not offer reserved seating.


Accommodations for guests with disabilities and special needs:  If students or guests require access accommodations at Commencement, please email the Office of Student Services at before April 1.  Requests made after this date may impact the University's ability to effectively provide reasonable accommodation.

Mask Policy & Vaccination Policy

Tufts University is committed to promoting a safe campus environment for all members of our community and guests. In light of the ever-changing impact of the coronavirus variants, all activities conducted on our campuses must adhere to specific event guidelines, posted on the university's COVID-19 website. We hope that everyone will be understanding and embrace these guidelines in the spirit of Tufts' values as a caring community and one that believes strongly in civic responsibility.

Service Animals

Whether you are a graduating student or a guest, service animals—as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—are allowed at commencement ceremonies. All other animals are prohibited from university commencement ceremonies.


Parking on Commencement Day will be available in all university parking areas. Parking facilities will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The university is located in a residential neighborhood and street parking is extremely limited. You should allow yourself extra time to secure parking since there will be significant traffic on the Medford campus that morning. We recommend that you carpool if possible.

Some guests have found it to be more convenient to use a taxi service or public transportation. A university shuttle will be making regular trips from the Davis Square - Red Line MBTA station to the main campus. More information regarding the shuttle service is available on the Commencement website.

Hotel Reservations & Travel Arrangements

There are a number of hotels in the Boston area. Please inquire with the hotels directly to see if they offer special Tufts rates. Family members are urged to make arrangements and reservations as soon as possible because space is at a premium this time of year. For more information on planning your visit to Tufts, including listings for local hotels, please visit the Tufts Travel website. In addition, a limited amount of on-campus housing for Commencement Weekend is available in the dormitories on the Medford Campus at a significantly reduced rate. More information is available on the Housing Page of the main Commencement web site.