Five Things to Help You Plan Your Class of 2018 Celebration

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  1. Wednesday, May 23 is the Senior Celebration, a day of academic receptions and club gatherings on Homewood campus. Visit the Senior Celebration page for specific event information.
  2. On Commencement day (Thursday, May 24) doors to the Royal Farms Arena will open at 12:00 p.m. Student lineup begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for the ceremony.
  3. On Thursday, May 24 JHU will operate a shuttle beginning at 9:30 a.m. from Mason Hall on Homewood campus to the Royal Farms Arena. Free parking, on a first-come, first-served basis, is available in the South Garage on campus.
  4. Public parking is limited around the arena. We encourage families to consider the Commencement shuttle, public transportation, Uber, Lyft or a taxi. Information is available on the Commencement Parking and Transportation page.
  5. For family and friends who cannot attend Commencement, the ceremony will be webcast. A link to the webcast will be available on the Stories & Pictures page the week of May 21.

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