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Commencement and Ceremonies

Tufts School of Dental Medicine Hooding Ceremony Commencment 2021: Back Bay group celebrating
Tufts School of Dental Medicine Hooding Ceremony Commencment 2021: Back Bay group celebrating

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

DMD/Masters Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!  For pictures and video from the pre-recorded* commencment ceremony, visit:  The ceremony on Sunday May 23, 2021 featured remarks from the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and the D21 and IS21 class presidents; as well as recognition of faculty teaching awards, a presentation of those receiving Emeritus, recognition of student achievements and academic honors, presentation of the MS and DMD hooding ceremony, and the Oath for the Dental Graduate.  We could not be more excited about the accomplishments of this class, and the amazing careers before them!  The D21 and IS21 classes have demonstrated such strong perseverance, leadership, and resilience during this particularly challenging year. We are extremely proud of every one of them.

*In response to the decision from the University regarding a virtual Commencement for the Classes of 2021, the School of Dental Medicine celebrated with a pre-recorded Commencement ceremony recognizing our graduating DMD and Masters students on Sunday May 23, 2021. 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.

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.

Visit our Ceremony Photos page to view and download photos from past events


Katherine Vosker
Director of Student Affairs 
(617) 636-0887

Maggie McMorrow
Assistant Director, Student Affairs and Career Services
(617) 636-6543