SMFA Commencement 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

SMFA Commencement: Sunday, May 22

Commencement Meeting for all Graduates
Thursday, May 19, 2016
11-12:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MANDATORY meeting for all graduating students where marching cards are filled out, questions are answered, and tickets are passed out.

The Cyclorama Show: MFA Thesis Exhibition
Friday, May 20, 2016
5:30-7 pm
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
This private reception is for graduating students and their guests. It is a chance to explore the graduating student exhibitions and celebrate with food, drink, and great company at the Boston Cyclorama!

Graduating Student's Reception
Saturday, May 21, 2016
5-8 pm
Throughout SMFA
SMFA opens its doors to the public to celebrate Commencement 2016. Explore the exhibitions throughout the School including "Graduatuing Students and Award Recipients Exhibition" and "Stay in Touch: Senior Thesis Exhibition." Food, cash bar, and music. 

SMFA Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 22, 2016
6-7:30 pm
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Commencement Speaker: Gonzalo Fuenmayor, artist and SMFA alumnus

Tufts Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 22, 2016
9-11 am
Tufts University Green, between Ballou Hall and Bendetson Hall.
Degree candidates should assemble at 8:30 am at Miller Hall.

The Tufts Commencement ceremony includes the academic procession, the awarding of honorary degrees, the Tufts Commencement address, recognition of faculty emirate, presentation of degree candidates by school, and the granting got degrees by the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Tickets are not required.

For more information on Tufts Commencement Ceremonies and activities visit:

Who do I contact if I have questions about commencement?

Don't hesitate to contact us at Student Affairs! Our office is staffed Mondays–Fridays 9 am–5 pm.

Call us: 617-369-3803
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