Commencement 2023

Commencement Information for Families and Friends

  • Graduates will be admitted into the gymnasium beginning at 9:15 a.m. and are expected to be in the Jean Yawkey Gymnasium no later than 9:45 a.m. wearing academic dress.
  • Once inside the gym, graduates will be placed in line in by degree and in alphabetical order. They will need to be in line in order to process to the Commencement Tent.
  • There will be mirrors, a bobby pin station and bathrooms available.
  • Graduates are asked to please not bring additional items into the gym such as purses, jackets, change of clothes, personal items, backpacks, etc. These items will not be permitted under the tent, nor can they be left in the gym during the ceremony.
  • The gym will be locked and will not be reopened once the ceremony has concluded.
  • We recommend graduates arrange with family/friends ahead of time as to where you’ll meet at the end of the ceremony.
  • Emmanuel's on-campus Dunkin Donuts location will be open for cash/card service the day of Commencement from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Those participating in Commencement virtually can join via our livestream.

For Commencement Exercises on May 13th, Campus Safety will be at the Emmanuel College front gate directing cars to parking sites.

If a member of your family needs special assistance to attend these events, please contact the Emmanuel College Campus Safety Office at (617) 735-9710. If you require handicapped parking, a limited number of accessible spaces are available on campus. Please contact the Campus Safety Office at (617) 735-9710 for assistance.

Safety and security is Emmanuel College's highest priority. Campus Safety personnel and state police will be on-hand at Commencement. We ask that you and your guests not bring oversized bags of any kind to the ceremony and not to leave any belongings unattended while on campus. Large bags, packages and backpacks will be subject to search. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with these security measures.

If you have any questions related to public safety at Commencement, please contact Emmanuel College Campus Safety at 617-735-9710 or Edward Amodeo, Director of Campus Safety by emailing

Tickets will be available through Marching Order. Graduates may access and claim their guest tickets on MarchingOrder and email the tickets to their guests. Guests may choose to print out their ticket or show the electronic ticket to be scanned.  All guests will need to check into the Guest Check-In and receive a wrist band in order to enter the Commencement tent.  

By presenting a guest ticket at Commencement, all guests are attesting that they are not experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or have not tested positive within the last 5 days.

Graduates with questions about ticketing should contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Within walking distance of Emmanuel College

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Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway
Within walking distance of Emmanuel College
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125 Brookline Avenue Boston, MA 02215
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Beacon Inn
Within walking distance of Emmanuel College
1087 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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Hotel Commonwealth

Within walking distance of Emmanuel College
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

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Local: 617 933-5000 

Holiday Inn Brookline
1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116
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Hilton Boston Back Bay

40 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115

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Sheraton Boston Hotel Prudential Center
39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

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Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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Brookline Courtyard by Marriott 

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The Westin Copley Place

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza

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The Inn at St. Botolph

99 St. Botolph Street, Boston MA, 02116
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Hotel Boston

1650 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135

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Four Seasons Hotel

200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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Hampton Inn + Suites Boston Crosstown Center
811 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118

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Fairmont Battery Wharf
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Doubletree Guest Suites Boston

Located directly off the Massachusetts Turnpike
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134

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Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport
Located by the Boston-Logan Airport

230 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, MA 02151

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Local: 781 286-5665  

Crowne Plaza Boston Newton

5.3 miles to Emmanuel College (not within walking distance)
320 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458 

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