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YSPH Commencement Celebration, Class of 2024

Commencement Schedule - Monday, May 20, 2024

9:15 a.m. Degree Candidates Assemble

Degree candidates assemble in academic attire in front of the Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, for procession to Cross Campus. If students miss the departure time please go directly to Cross Campus and assemble near sign indicating School of Public Health.

9:40 a.m. Cross Campus Assembly

Students assemble under the YSPH sign on Cross Campus. It is very important to be on time!

10:00 a.m. Procession from Cross Campus to Old Campus

The procession to the Old Campus begins with President Salovey and the members of the Yale Corporation, followed by the honorary degree recipients. Undergraduates are followed by the graduate and professional schools; YSPH follows the Medical School. Procession guides will direct students.

10:15 a.m. Entrance to Old Campus and Seating

The YSPH student banner bearer (to be announced) goes to the bandstand with the other banner bearers to await further instructions from a procession marshal. The YSPH Dean proceeds to his seating on the stage. The YSPH faculty marshal (to be announced) leads the faculty to the faculty seating area.

After the President, Corporation members, and Deans are seated on the stage, YSPH students sit down. The President and Corporation should already be seated by the time you get to your seats.

10:30 a.m. Old Campus Ceremony

11:30 a.m. Recessional from Old Campus

After the benediction, all graduates remain standing until the President and the Corporation members have left the platform. The banner bearer and student marshal return promptly to the YSPH seating area to join the faculty marshal and lead the YSPH graduates out of the Old Campus.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (optional)

An optional lunch will be served at the Omni Hotel (155 Temple Street) following the University ceremony on Monday, May 20, for graduates and guests with tickets. Ticket sales are closed and will not be available at the door. Those who did not purchase guest tickets may consider having lunch at a downtown restaurant. All restaurants will be available at that time since the other schools at Yale hold their commencements at lunchtime. A list of dining options is available online.

YSPH Commencement Ceremony at Woolsey Hall

2:40 p.m. Graduates Arrive at Woolsey Hall

Starting at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, May 20th, MPH graduates will be asked to arrive at Woolsey Hall and take their assigned seat. Seat assignments will be sent to students in advance of the ceremony.

3:00 p.m. YSPH Ceremony Begins

The processional will be led by the YSPH Dean, the faculty marshal, followed by the faculty. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm and will consist of welcoming remarks by the YSPH Dean, addresses by guest speaker and student speaker, the presentation of awards, and the presentation of individual diplomas.

Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, an internationally renowned epidemiologist, infectious disease specialist, and internist, will deliver the keynote address at the Yale School of Public Health’s Commencement on May 20.





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