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The 115th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 22 at 11am EDT.

Xổ số đài phát thanh miền TrungAs President Woetzel shared in a letter to the community earlier this month, Juilliard’s 115th Commencement ceremony will be an online, virtual gathering.

In order that we may preserve our traditions as we confer the various degrees, honor each graduate’s achievements, and meaningfully celebrate the Class of 2020, our virtual commencement will take place in two parts.

The main Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 22, and will be streamed publicly at Please tune in at 10:25am EDT when we start the broadcast, which includes a pre-show slideshow of the graduating class and congratulatory notes from the Juilliard community.

As part of the main ceremony, we are thrilled to announce that cellist and alumnus Yo-Yo Ma will join us in honoring the graduating class and participate in a conversation with President Woetzel. The main program will begin at 11am EDT and will also include conferral of degrees in groups by type of degree, artistic interludes, and celebratory remarks by the school leadership.

In addition to this main Commencement ceremony, there will be several more intimate virtual gatherings organized by the divisions/departments, at which each graduate’s name will be announced as an integral part of the 2020 virtual Commencement.

  • Interested in learning more about the main ceremony program? Please find a digital copy of the main ceremony program linked here as well as an accessible version of the program linked here.
  • Can’t tune in live? A recording of the main ceremony will be posted on Juilliard’s media gallery linked here on Saturday, May 23 at 11am EDT, and will remain available for you to watch at your convenience until Monday, May 25 at 11pm EDT. (Captioning and English transcription will be available on this recording).
  • Want to watch with captions? Live English open captioning will be provided at To best view the main ceremony with captions, please watch using a desktop or laptop computer with Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. Open captions may not be supported on other browsers or mobile devices. Ceremony viewers with accessibility needs, are encouraged to email the Office of Academic Support and Disability Services at [email protected].

For immediate questions surrounding Commencement, please email [email protected].

Please find President Woetzel's initial letter to the community below regarding this May's Commencement ceremony.
A Message from President Woetzel About Commencement 2020

Last Updated Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, 02:25PM