Application for Graduation

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

How to Submit a Graduation Application

  1. Graduation applications are submitted online through SIS. Once you have logged into SIS, mouse over 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 e-bill notification from the Student Accounts Office.
  3. Note that only graduates who complete degree requirements prior to the ceremony date will be allowed to participate in Commencement activities.

After Submitting an Application

Approximately two months after the semester begins, students who have submitted the application for graduation 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.

Commencement information will be sent via e-mail 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 e-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. 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).

2023 Ceremony

The Whiting School’s Spring 2023 Master’s Recognition Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9 a.m. at Homewood Field (map).

Rain date: Tuesday, May 23 at 9 a.m. at Homewood Field

The information provided above is confirmed. However, there are many additional planning components that are still being worked out. Once more information about the 2023 Master’s Recognition Ceremony is available, this page will be updated in full. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse FAQs from the 2022 ceremony, below.

2022 WSE Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremonies

The 2022 Whiting School of Engineering Doctoral Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremonies took place on May 19, 2022. To see photos from the event, please visit the 2022 WSE Events Photo Gallery. To see videos of the ceremony, please visit the 2022 Master’s Recognition Ceremony youtube page.

2022 Ceremony FAQ

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m.

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

Rain Date: Friday, May 20, 2022, at 9:00 am at Homewood Field

Yes, all graduates and guests are welcomed to attend a WSE Master’s Reception directly after the graduation ceremony on the Keyser Quad on Homewood Campus. Light Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Yes, we are planning for an in-person 2022 ceremony for friends and family in attendance. Should this change due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will communicate this by e-mail and on the website.

Yes, each graduate will be required to RSVP to attend the ceremony via an online form. The form will be available in March and details will be e-mailed to graduates soon.

Yes, this event will be livestreamed for guests who are unable to attend in person via the Ceremony Livestream webpage.

Each graduate will need to wear appropriate regalia (cap and gown) in order to participate in the ceremony. You will be able to purchase regalia during the Grad Fair. You may purchase your regalia here. The Deadline for purchasing regalia is April 9.

Graduation Fair will take place on April 7–9 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 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. Additionally, Grad Images will be on hand for anyone interested in having professional pictures taken.

All regalia can be ordered online at, and Masters regalia can be purchased in store during Grad Fair at the bookstore. Doctoral rental regalia must be ordered online, and will be shipped to the bookstore for pickup starting May 13.  The deadline to order your regalia is April 9, 2022. 

Students participating in on-campus commencement ceremonies and events must comply with the JHU vaccination mandate and must have received either an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exception prior to coming on-campus, even if they were fully “online” students during their course of study.

Family members and other non-affiliates attending commencement events fall under the JHU guest policy and are therefore not subject to the vaccination mandate, but they must adhere to all masking regulations at the time of the event. The registrars are working on a policy that separates out provision of diplomas from the graduation ceremony.

Bags and purses larger than 13” x 15”, including luggage and backpacks, are not permitted. Food and drinks may not be brought into the stadium. However, guests are permitted to bring an unopened water bottle, a seat cushion, or a seat back. Water will also be provided. Please see the 2022 FAQs JHU Commencement webpage for more information on further restrictions.

It is recommended that you park in the San Martin garage lot.

The ceremony will have designated seating access for guests using mobility devices or wheelchairs. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with space for up to three companions. Commencement ushers can assist guests to accessible seating areas. Seats in the stadium are bleacher seating without seat backs. Guests are permitted to bring seat cushions and seat backs.

The ceremony will be captioned in the stadium on large screens on either side of the stage. Captions and ASL interpretation will be available on the livestream.

Requests for Large-Print or Braille program books should to be sent to [email protected] by April 22.

A limited number of accessible parking will be available on University Parkway. Please e-mail [email protected] to request accessible parking by April 22. When arriving to the Homewood Campus, please speak to parking volunteers who will direct you where to park.

 If you need an accommodation not listed above, please send your requests to [email protected] no later than April 22.

Spring diplomas will be mailed out to all graduates in June as degrees are cleared regardless of attendance at the ceremony.

More information can be found on the 2022 FAQs JHU Commencement webpage, including information on current COVID-19 protocols.