Ceremonies

Friday, May 3, 2024

Jones School (MBA) Commencement Ceremony
2 p.m.
Tudor Fieldhouse

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
9 a.m.
Tudor Fieldhouse

Advanced Degrees Commencement Ceremony
(includes Bachelor of Architecture, as well as Jones School MAcc and MA degree recipients)
2 p.m.
Tudor Fieldhouse

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
7 p.m.
Rice Stadium

IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS: You are eligible to cross the stage only once, either in December or May. If you participated on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, you are not eligible to participate in the May 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

As noted in the Spring 2024 Academic Calendar, the Registrar’s deadlines to apply for May Commencement degree conferral* are as follows:

• January 19 – Last day for graduate-level students to submit a paper Application for Degree (accessible in ESTHER) for May (Spring) degree conferral with the Office of the Registrar either in-person or via email to registrar@rice.edu
• February 23 – Last day for graduate-level May (Spring) degree to file applicable forms in the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (see GPS Forms page) for May (Spring) degree conferral
• March 22 – Last day for undergraduate-level May (Spring) degree candidates to declare any additional major, minor or university certificates, if applicable

*Since the ceremony will take place before Spring 2024 final grades have been submitted, students should understand that participation in the ceremony is not a confirmation of a student’s degree conferral.

Additional information for May 2024 Commencement will be posted as it becomes available. In the meantime, please visit the FAQ webpage. General questions can also be directed to commencement@rice.edu.