Graduating senior in front of Simmons University banner at Commencement

The Simmons University Commencement Ceremonies celebrate the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students who have successfully completed their degree programs. Degree candidates and their families are invited to participate in Simmons' in-person and virtual Commencement ceremonies.

March 21, 2024 - Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The March Virtual Commencement will take place on Thursday March 21, 2024 at 7:00pm. CompleteDegree undergraduate students and graduate students who have completed their degree programs between October 2023 and March 2024 will be invited to participate in March Commencement. Invitations will be sent to students via email early in the Spring 2024 semester.

Order your regalia for March Commencement through the Simmons Bookstore by February 25, 2024!

May 17, 2024 - 119th Simmons University Commencement

The 119th Simmons University Commencement Ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 17, 2023 at MGM Music Hall at Fenway, located at 2 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02115. Degree candidates will check in at the House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St.) to line up for the procession to MGM.

Morning Commencement Ceremony

Students arrive at 7:45 AM at the House of Blues | Doors to MGM open for guests at 8:00 AM | Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM

  • Doctoral, Master's, and Certificate Candidates
    • Children's Literature, Education, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, Library and Information Science, Public Health, Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work

Afternoon Commencement Ceremony

Students arrive at the House of Blues at 11:45 AM | Doors to MGM open for guests at 12:00 PM | Ceremony begins at 1:00 PM

  • Doctoral, Master's, and Certificate Candidates
    • Behavior Analysis, Health Professions Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Social Work


Commencement regalia is available for purchase through the Simmons Bookstore! Order your regalia for May Commencement by April 21, 2024.


Students who will have completed their program degree requirements between July 2023 to May 2024 are invited to participate in Commencement. Please read the Commencement Participation guidelines for more information:

Invitations to RSVP and order tickets will be sent to eligible degree candidates via MarchingOrder in early April. This event will be ticketed; more information about ticket availability will be shared over the coming weeks.

If you have questions about your degree completion, please reach out to the Registrar's Office to verify your degree progress.

Venue and Accessibility

Located in the heart of Fenway, less than a mile away from Simmons' academic campus, MGM Music Hall at Fenway boasts state-of-the-art facilities, exceptional acoustics, a unique four-story seating plan, and a thorough commitment to accessibility. MGM Music Hall is a wheelchair accessible venue; sign language interpreters and assistive listening technology are also available upon request.

Stay tuned for more information about arrival times, parking, and other logistics. For recommendations on places to stay in Boston, visit our Staying in Boston page.

MGM Bag Policy

The MGM Music Hall has a CLEAR BAG policy. To reduce staff contact with guest belongings, only the following bags are allowed:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags (Maximum size: 12" x 6" x 12")
  • Non-clear small clutch bags or wallets (Maximum size: 4.5" x 6.5")

All bags are subject to search by security. Guests are encouraged to leave their valuables at home.


Questions about Commencement may be emailed to [email protected]. If you are a student with questions about graduation eligibility, please email [email protected].

Additional Information

Group of Graduate Students at the 2022 Commencement

Recent Ceremonies

See recent Commencement ceremonies — both virtual and in-person — held by Simmons University.

Contact Us

Commencement questions about may be emailed to [email protected].

If you are a student with questions about graduation eligibility, please email [email protected]