Commencement and Ceremonies
Welcome to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Ceremonies and Commencement page. Below you will find information on the upcoming DMD commencement ceremonies, as well as a link to photos from previous years’ ceremonies, including the White Coat ceremony, senior graduation dinners, and luncheons. If you have additional questions, please contact Maggie McMorrow, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Career Services, via phone 617-636-6543 or email at Maggie.McMorrow@tufts.edu.
In response to the recent announcement from the University regarding a virtual Commencement for the Classes of 2021, the School of Dental Medicine is, in accordance, planning a pre-recorded Commencement ceremony recognizing our graduating DMD and Masters students. While we wish we were able to gather our entire TUSDM community and our graduates’ friends and family together, the current protocols and future uncertainty in the COVID climate do not allow it at this time.
The Commencement date will be Sunday, May 23, and the ceremony will be able to be viewed online beginning at 2:00pm EDT. We will share the specific Commencement website landing page for viewing as we get closer to the event.
The Class of D21 and IS21 Executive Boards are working closely with the Office of Student Affairs to find creative ways to personalize the Commencement ceremony for the graduating students. For the hooding portion of the ceremony, we are currently planning to schedule an in-person hooding of the graduates in small groups by group practice. This hooding will be pre-recorded, occur on campus in our 7th floor Merritt Auditorium and will be the concluding element of the overall Commencement ceremony. The hooding will strictly adhere to all COVID safety guidelines, occupancy limits, and protocols. More information about this hooding will be shared with the class in the near future.
Please know that we are committed to making this a very special event for the class of 2021 and the class will be regularly informed of TUSDM Commencement plans and details, as they are finalized. Any questions surrounding Commencement can be directed to Maggie McMorrow and Katherine Vosker in the Office of Student Affairs.
We are looking forward to celebrating the tremendous achievements of the graduating classes, who have demonstrated such strong perseverance, leadership, and resilience during this particularly challenging year. We are extremely proud of every one of them.
Class of D2024 White Coat Ceremony Save the Date
The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that the Class of D2024 White Coat Ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel located at 110 Huntington Avenue in Boston. We have decided to return to the historical timing of holding this ceremony in the spring of the 2nd year to celebrate the student’s entrance into providing patient care in the school’s clinics. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and immediately be followed by a luncheon for all students and guests in attendance at the hotel. Following the luncheon, students and guests will be invited to an Open House at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for self-guided tours and light refreshments.