Commencement & Ceremonies

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.

We are proud of the achievements of the 2022 classes and look forward to sharing this special event with you. The information on the page will provide details regarding commencement. 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/Master's Commencement

All University Ceremony

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: The Green (Between Ballou Hall & Bendetson Hall), Tufts University Medford Campus
Time: 9:00 am

The All-University Ceremony consists of greetings by University President Anthony Monaco, the presentation of honorary degrees, an address by the Commencement speaker, and the overall conferring of degrees by the Board of Trustees. During this segment, the graduates of each school of the University who are in attendance will be asked to rise and stand as a group in place while the degrees are conferred. At the conclusion of these events, all graduates will march out in a recessional and go to their respective graduation sites for the school-specific graduation ceremonies. Tickets are not required and the ceremony is not held in a tented location. Please note that the ceremony will proceed regardless of weather, but may be abbreviated in the case of inclement weather. For more information, please go to

Dental School Commencement Ceremony

Location: Carmichael Quadrangle (in front of Carmichael Hall)
Time: 11:00 am

The Dental School’s ceremony will begin with the degree candidate processional, starting at approximately 11 am. During the Dental School’s ceremony, graduates will be recognized by name to receive their diploma and will be hooded with their doctoral hood. The ceremony will generally last 2.5 hours. Following the ceremony, graduates will take a class photograph. Please note that the ceremony will process as planned regardless of weather and that the ceremony is held under a tent.

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine will follow Covid regulations and guidelines put forth by Tufts University. Please check this website, as well as for updates surrounding Commencement 2022.

Additional information surrounding photography, parking, accessibility, public safety, and travel will be shared in the coming months.

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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.