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).

Information about the 2023 ceremony is listed in the below. Once we have information regarding the 2024 ceremony, we will update this page in full. Thank you.

2023 Whiting School Master’s Recognition Ceremony Video and Photographs

The Whiting School’s Spring 2023 Master’s Recognition Ceremony took place on Monday, May 22 at 2 p.m. You can view the ceremony video and the ceremony photographs by clicking below.

2023 Ceremony FAQ

The Whiting School Master’s Recognition Ceremony is intended for students from both the full- and part-time graduate programs. Students who have already conferred with their degree/certificate in summer 2022/fall 2022 and those who are expecting to confer with their degree/certificate in spring 2023 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 22, 2023

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 the first week of March 2023. Each graduate will be required to RSVP to attend the ceremony and must RSVP by Wednesday, April 19.

All graduates and guests are welcomed 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 will be provided.

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. COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for guests.

Guests who need to book hotel accommodations 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.

This event will be livestreamed, and anyone with internet access will be able to view it. Graduates unable to attend the ceremony in person will be recognized through a customized recognition slide. The livestream will be recorded and accessible after the ceremony.

Each graduate will need to wear appropriate regalia to participate in the ceremony. You will be able to purchase regalia during the Grad Fair, or online here. The deadline for purchasing regalia is April 8, 2023.

Regalia can be ordered online at 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 March 30.  The deadline to order your regalia is April 8, 2023. 

Regalia will be available to purchase at the bookstore starting March 30 and will be available in store through commencement.

There will be a very limited number of regalia available for purchase onsite the day of the ceremony.

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

The Graduation Fair will take place from March 30 to April 1 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.

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 lower-level gyms. 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. COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for guests. Unvaccinated guests should wear masks during all graduation activities. Guests will need to pass through a metal detector to enter the stadium. 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, water will be provided. Guests are permitted to bring a seat cushion or seat back.

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 21.

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 for the most up-to-date information.

Please note, students must comply with the JHU vaccination mandate and must have received both an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination and an mRNA booster or completed an approved medical or religious exception prior to coming on campus, even if they were fully “online” students during their course of study.

COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged but not required for guests.

Backpacks, food, and drink are not permitted in Homewood Field. Clear bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside Homewood Field and are subject to search at all entrances. Please leave all unnecessary items in your vehicle or at home. The use of recorded devices is allowed. Please note, a recording of the ceremony will be available in early summer 2023.

It is recommended that guests park in the South Garage lot or San Martin Garage. 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 21 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 April 21.

If you need an accommodation not listed above, please send your requests to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 21.

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.

The formal conferring of degrees by President Ronald J. Daniels will take place during the university-wide Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 25 at 9 a.m. at Homewood Field. More information can be found here.

More information can be found on the 2023 FAQs JHU Commencement webpage.

Please contact us with any questions: [email protected]