The University of the Arts 2019 Commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St, Philadelphia PA 19102.

2019 Commencement Events include

Portrait Sittings and Ceremony Photos by LifeTouch
Schedule a portrait: Log on to with the school code 4000, or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327).
*An email will be sent to your UArts email account following the ceremony so you may purchase photo packages.

Ticket & Regalia Distribution Week
Monday - Friday, April 29 - May 3, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gershman Hall, 3rd floor
Students may pick up their three tickets for guests of the 2019 Commencement ceremony in the Academy of Music. 
*The number of tickets provided to each eligible graduating student is based on the amount of seats available in  the Academy of Music vs the amount of graduates walking

Commencement Cocktail
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Bellevue, 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
TICKETS are $25 each and will be available to purchase beginning April 29th, 2019
To purchase with cash visit Campus Life located in Hamilton Hall, Rm 151. To purchase with credit card/check visit Student Financial Services, Hamilton Hall, 2nd floor. For more information, email  

Academic Program Award Ceremonies
Students receiving awards will be notified by their programs the first week of May.

College of Performing Arts/College of Critical & Professional Studies
All ceremonies for CPA are on Wednesday, May 15 in the Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall 17th floor
Brind School of Theater Arts at 10:30 a.m.
School of Music at 12:00 p.m. 
School of Dance at 1:30 p.m.

College of Art, Media & Design 
School of Film, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall, May 5th at 5 p.m. 
Core Studies, Chapel in Gershman Hall, May 10th at 6 p.m. 
School of Art, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall, May 14th at 10 a.m. 
Graphic Design and Industrial Design, Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall, May 14th at 2 p.m.
Illustration, Levitt Auditorium in Gershman Hall, May 15th at 5 p.m.

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 
College of Performing Arts: 3 p.m., Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th Floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
College of Art, Media, & Design/College of Critical & Professional Studies: 4 p.m., Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Rehearsal for Commencement
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9 a.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

2019 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10 a.m.
Doors open at 9 a.m.
The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

HD livestream viewing on campus (no ticket necessary) in Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107

Instagram @UArtsCommencement


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