Commencement Schedule of Events 2022

Senior Week Activities

Don't miss out on all the great Senior Week activities Campus Life has planned.

Lavender Commemoration

The Lavender Planning Committee is happy to announce the 2022 Lavender Celebration. Launched in 2019, Lavender is a gathering that honors LGBTQ+ graduates and was initiated by Berklee students who had a vision and desire to celebrate their journeys and achievements in community. We invite the LGBTQ+ graduating students to register now for this special moment by April 1. 

The 2022 Lavender Celebration will be hosted on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m., at Seully Hall. 

Jabulani Commemoration

Attention graduating students of African descent: Register now for the 2022 Jabulani reception and ceremony Registrations are due by Friday, April 1. Jabulani is a Zulu word meaning "rejoice," and the Jabulani ceremony is a rite of passage celebrating Berklee’s graduates of the Black/African diaspora, honoring their journeys and achievements through a community celebration on Friday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the 132 Ipswich building (room T100).

This event will highlight the artistry, stories, and experiences of these students, who will receive a kente cloth stole to wear during Berklee’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7. Family and loved ones are invited to attend to celebrate with you.

Berklee College of Music Commencement Concert

Friday, May 6, 2022
7:30 p.m. ET

A highlight of the weekend's festivities, this student concert pays tribute to our honorary doctorate recipients. For families and friends unable to join in person, the concert will be broadcast live.

View the concert program.


Berklee College of Music Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 7, 2022
9:45 a.m. ET: Processional begins
10:00 a.m. ET: Ceremony begins

For families and friends unable to join in person, the ceremony will be broadcast live.

View the ceremony program.


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