2025 Master’s Recognition Ceremony

We anticipate knowing by October 2024 when the Master’s Recognition Ceremony will take place. Please check back then for more information.

Information from the 2024 ceremony is provided below.

Application for Graduation

Congratulations on reaching your goal to earn a graduate certificate, master’s degree, or post-master’s certificate in engineering from Johns Hopkins University. We understand the sacrifices you have made to achieve this goal, and we applaud you for the time and effort you committed to complete the rigorous program.

In order to officially graduate, you will need to submit your graduation application in SIS.

How to Submit a Graduation Application

  1. Graduation applications are submitted online through SIS. Once you have logged into SIS, scroll to the registration column and click on “Program of Study”. Then click on “Apply to Graduate”.
  2. Pay the graduation fee of $100 upon receipt of an electronic bill notification from the Student Accounts Office.
  3. Please note that only graduates who complete degree requirements before the ceremony date can participate in Commencement activities.

After Submitting an Application

Shortly after the semester begins, students who have submitted the application for graduation will receive a preliminary letter stating that their names have been placed on the tentative graduation list for the semester in which they anticipate completing their degree requirements. If the application is received after the term begins, you can expect a confirmation notification within two weeks.

Commencement information will be sent via email in early March. To receive your diploma, you must pay all student accounts in full and resolve all outstanding charges of misconduct and violations of academic integrity. In the spring, you will receive an electronic bill notification to your JHU email account from Student Accounts. Your diploma will be sent at the end of the term in which you graduate to the address you have listed in SIS. Johns Hopkins University diplomas indicate the school (e.g., Whiting School of Engineering), degree, and major (e.g., Master of Science-Computer Science) without identifying your focus area/track or course modality (e.g., online).

More information about receiving your diploma can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

Questions about your diploma?

Students may submit a case through the student case management system on SIS. More information about receiving your diploma can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

2024 Whiting School Master’s Recognition Ceremony Video and Photographs

The Whiting School’s Spring 2024 Master’s Recognition Ceremony took place on Monday, May 20 at 9 a.m. You can view the ceremony video and the ceremony photographs by clicking below.

2024 Ceremony FAQ

The Whiting School Master’s Recognition Ceremony is the main ceremony intended for students from both the full- and part-time graduate programs. Students who have already conferred with their degree/certificate in summer 2023/fall 2023 and those who are expecting to confer with their degree/certificate in spring 2024 will receive invitations to RSVP directly from Marching Order; however, please note that an invitation to RSVP does not guarantee eligibility to participate or indicate confirmed degree completion. Please consult with your academic program if you have any questions about your conferral timeline and requirements.

Date: Monday, May 20

Time: 9 a.m. ET

Location: Homewood Field | 111 W University Pkwy | Baltimore, MD | 21210

Reception: Keyser Quad, directly following ceremony

All students who have completed or are nearing completion of their Master’s degree requirements will receive invitations to RSVP directly from Marching Order around the first week of March 2024. Each graduate will be required to RSVP to attend the ceremony and must RSVP by Wednesday, April 17.

All graduates and guests are welcome to attend the WSE Master’s Recognition Ceremony Reception directly after the graduation ceremony on the Keyser Quad on Homewood campus. Light hors d’oeuvres and activities for the entire family will be provided.

Please note, the reception will not open early. To give respect to all graduates and their guests, please do not leave Homewood Field until the ceremony has officially ended.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony and reception. Guests will not be provided with tickets, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guests who need to book hotel accommodation are encouraged to do so as early as possible. Several local hotels are offering special rates for the families and friends of JHU graduates. For more information, please visit the JHU Commencement Hotels webpage.

A Livestream will be available for guests who are unable to attend in person via the Ceremony Livestream webpage. The link for ASL interpretation can be found here.

Each graduate will need to wear appropriate regalia to participate in the ceremony. You will be able to order regalia during the Grad Fair, or online at jhu.shopoakhalli.com. The deadline for ordering regalia online is Friday, April 5.

Master’s regalia ordered online and will be shipped to the student’s desired home address.

Regalia can also be purchased at the bookstore starting on April 11 and will be available in store through commencement. There will be an extremely limited number of regalia available for purchase onsite the day of the ceremony.

Questions about regalia should be directed to Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins at 410-662-5850.

The Grad Fair will take place from April 11 to 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble at 3330 Saint Paul Street. Vendors will be on hand with information about class rings, announcements, and diploma frames.

This short video shows how to wear and care for your regalia.

Students should plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to the Ralph S. O’Connor Center for Recreation in full regalia to check in. Any student who does not bring proper regalia will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Robing and lineup for the processional will take place in the gyms.

Each graduate will be sent an electronic name card prior to the ceremony. This card is very important as it dictates your place in the line-up and will be scanned as you cross the stage. Please make sure to download your name card before arrival. Graduates who have their electronic name cards do not need to check in and therefore can head directly to the Bob Scott gym for lineup.

Personal items, such as small purses or cameras, may not be carried across the stage. Please ask your guests to hold these items for you until after the ceremony.

Homewood Field will open to guests starting at 8 a.m. Guests will not be provided with tickets, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit to the number of guests.

GradImages will take pictures of each graduate as they walk the stage. The photographer will contact graduates directly after the event to offer various purchasing options.

Yes! We are looking for a few participants to sing or play the national anthem at this event. If interested, please submit a video file here by Friday, April 19.

The ceremony will follow all university guidelines around masking and distancing. The most current guidelines for campus events are available here. For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the university’s Coronavirus Information FAQs page.

Food and drink are not permitted in Homewood Field; however, water will be provided.

Bags and purses larger than 13″ x 15″, including luggage and backpacks, are not permitted for graduates nor guests. Clear bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) and seat cushions or seat backs will be permitted inside Homewood Field. Guests will need to pass through a metal detector to enter the stadium and all items will be subject to search at all entrances. Please leave all unnecessary items in your vehicle or at home or you will be denied entrance into Homewood Field.

The use of recorded devices is allowed. Please note, a recording of the ceremony will be available in early summer.

It is recommended that guests park in the San Martin Garage or South Garage lot. Parking will be free for this event. Additional information can be found on the Parking & Transportation page.

The ceremony will have designated accessibility seating for individuals with disabilities and up to three companions. Wheelchairs are not available at Homewood Field.

Captions and ASL interpretation will be available in the stadium and on livestream.

The ceremony will be interpreted for audience members; if needed, please ask an access usher upon your arrival to seat you in the ASL section. Captions and ASL interpretation will also be available on the livestream.

Please contact [email protected] by April 19 if you or a guest needs ASL interpretation or captioning.

During the ceremony, graduates will cross the stage. There will be a long ramp on either side to make the stage accessible for everyone.

Requests for large-print or Braille program books should be sent to [email protected] by Friday, April 19.

If you need an accommodation not listed above, please send your requests to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 19.

Diplomas will not be given out at the ceremony; all diplomas will be mailed in early summer. Please note that under university regulations, all final grades must be posted, and any outstanding JHU accounts must be paid in full before a student’s diploma may be released. More information about receiving your diploma can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.

The formal conferring of degrees by President Ronald J. Daniels will take place during the university wide Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 23 at 9 a.m. at Homewood Field. More information can be found here. Please note, Master’s students are invited to attend but will not walk across the stage.

More information can be found on the 2024 FAQs JHU Commencement webpage.

Please contact us with any questions: [email protected]