Commencement Schedule of Events 2023

Senior Week Activities

Campus Life invites you to join your classmates for a week of fun with a night at Lucky Strike, Red Sox games, private Duck Tours, tickets to Beetlejuice the Musical in Boston, graduation cap decorating, Mingus appearances, and more. Learn more.

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 2023

Jabulani is a Zulu word meaning "rejoice." As the current academic journeys of our African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Black, and African American College and Conservatory graduates come to an end, we collectively rejoice. Jabulani was envisioned by two 2019 Black graduating seniors who endeavored to create a culminating "rite of passage" experience grounded in an African aesthetic that equally represented the creative excellence of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Jabulani 2023 is produced and hosted by the Africana Studies Division and will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Conservatory's main stage theater, 31 Hemenway Street, second floor. For more information, email Register for the event

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. Learn more

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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