Earn an Online Bachelor Degree with Berklee

Berklee Online's bachelor degree program is the most affordable and flexible option for earning your music degree from Berklee College of Music.

Students who complete Berklee Online's degree program are eligible to walk at Berklee's commencement ceremony in Boston, MA.

Important: In order to participate in commencement, you must first apply for graduation and be approved to walk in the ceremony. To determine if you are eligible, please check the graduation planning page


Congratulations, Berklee Online class of 2017!

In order to help you better plan for the graduation festivities, we have provided a schedule of events and FAQ below. Please check this website for updates and additional information over the coming months.


Graduation Weekend 2017: Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, MAY 12
12:00PM-3:00PMBerklee Online Commencement Ticket and Cap & Gown Pick-Up

Distribution of commencement concert tickets, commencement ceremony tickets, and caps and gowns will take place at the following address:

Cafe 939
939 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115

If you cannot pick up your items during this time frame, please contact the graduation team at transfer@online.berklee.edu to make other arrangements.
12:00PM-3:00PMCampus Tours

After picking up your cap and gown, you will have the option to take a guided tour of the Berklee College of Music campus. Tours will last approximately one hour.
4:30PM-6:30PMBerklee Online Graduation Mixer

Please join the Berklee Online staff and your fellow Berklee Online graduates for cocktails, heavy h'ordeurves, and music!

Location:

David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Students will receive invitations via Eventbrite. We ask that you please RSVP with your number of guests by April 12.
7:30PMCommencement Concert

The highlight of Berklee’s graduation weekend, this is a student concert held in tribute to our honorary degree recipients.

You will be given at least six (6) tickets to the Commencement Concert. You will need to use one of these tickets to gain entrance.

The concert will be held at:

Agganis Arena
Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Note: this is the same location as the graduation ceremony.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
8:00AM-10:00AMCommencement Arrival

You will be assigned a call time by the Berklee main campus. You must arrive by your call time, dressed in your cap and gown. The commencement organizers are very strict about this. In the past, students have not been allowed to participate in the ceremony if they arrive late, so please make sure that you are on time!

You will be given at least five (5) tickets to the Commencement Ceremony. Please note that while you will need a ticket for the Commencement Concert, only your guests will need tickets for the commencement ceremony.

The ceremony will be held at the following address:

Agganis Arena
Boston University
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Note: this is the same location as the Commencement Concert.
10:00AMCommencement Ceremony

The ceremony lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. A reception will be held for all Berklee graduates and their guests in the Agganis Arena directly afterwards.

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