Commencement Schedule of Events 2023

Senior Week Activities

Campus Life coordinates a number of activities to help graduates celebrate their achievements. Please check back in the spring for more information.

Latinx Graduation Celebration

In 2023, Berklee is launching its first Latinx graduation celebration, honoring the graduating students of Latinx and Hispanic diaspora to gather and celebrate their culture, journey and achievements in the community. The Latinx Graduation Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 10 (rescheduled from May 5) at 8:00 p.m. RSVP here by May 1, 2023. 

Lavender Commemoration

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. Lavender will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. RSVP here by May 1, 2023.

Jabulani Commemoration

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. Jabulani will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023. Information on time and location TBD.


Berklee College of Music Commencement Concert

Friday, May 12, 2023
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. 

Berklee College of Music Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 13, 2023
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. 


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