Graduation Information

Students at Commencement

School of Education Degree Candidates

The Johns Hopkins School of Education is proud of accomplishments and the efforts our 2020 graduate have made this to complete their degrees this year. We want to acknowledge the magnitude of change that we are all living with right now. COVID-19 has disrupted many of our expectations and challenged us to adapt to a new normal.

As you may know, we are not able to hold in-person Commencement ceremonies this spring. The University decision was made with the health, safety, and well-being our graduates, and their families in mind, and it aligns with the recommendations from the federal and state government that have restricted all public gatherings. Although this news may be disappointing and the experience may not be precisely what we originally envisioned, we are working to convey the pomp, circumstance, and celebration of this important moment, and we hope you will participate in making it memorable.

There are three ceremonies in which May 2020 School of Education graduates can participate:

  • The School of Education Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 20 at 9 a.m. After this scheduled ceremony broadcast, the program will be available on the University website for 30 days for viewing and sharing with family and friends.
  • The Johns Hopkins University Virtual Commencement Ceremony whereby President Daniels officially confers all degrees, and masters and doctoral candidates will be recognized by degree grouping on Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m.
  • In addition, all bachelors and masters degree May 2020 graduates will be invited to participate in walking across the stage at Royal Farms Arena during the May 2021 Graduation Ceremony. Stay tuned for more information in December 2021.

For detailed instructions regarding the ceremony, regalia, event participation, and your diploma, please refer to the FAQs on this webpage. Graduates are encouraged to read and follow instructions for the ceremony and periodically check back here for updates on the events.

Thank you for all you are doing to support one another during this extraordinary time. We look forward to celebrating with you virtually on May 20th.

In the meantime, be well and stay healthy.

The SOE Graduation Committee