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2023 Commencement

Each May, commencement ceremonies are held on the main campus of Howard University. The Commencement Convocation celebrates the accomplishments of all graduating students from degree-granting programs across the University. The College of Dentistry's Hooding and Awards Ceremony, as well as Hygiene Pinning Ceremony, also occur during Commencement Week Activities.

Howard’s Commencement activities garner crowds of thousands, and the numerous elders and children regularly in attendance. We will provide every effort to avoid the potential for additional virus spread which would be problematic.  All guests/visitors on campus for commencement week activities must provide proof of COVID vaccination.


Graduates' Rehearsal

1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9th

Cramton Auditorium

Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony will take place

11 a.m. Friday,  May 12th

Howard University Hospital Auditorium

The College of Dentistry's Honors Ceremony  will take place

2:30 p.m. Friday,  May 12th

Cramton Auditorium- Howard University's campus

The University's Commencement Convocation will take place

10 a.m. Saturday,  May 13th

Main Quadrangle- Howard University's campus

Post Doctoral Commencement and Recognition Ceremony will take place

June 23rd

Armour J. Blackburn Center

Howard University's campus

3:00 p.m.

Tickets will be distributed by the graduate to the people he/she would want to invite in the weeks leading up to the event.  Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a limited number of tickets will be distributed with final details for commencement week determined based upon updated guidelines. Currently, graduates may expect 10 tickets (infants and children included) for the Honors Ceremony and 4 for Commencement Convocation.  Graduates participating in the Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony may expect 3 tickets (infants and children included).

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Commencement: Academics
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