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Commencement 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019
12:00pm - Student arrival; doors open to the public 
1:00pm - Ceremony

Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110 

Candidate information will be mailed to students in February. 


  1. The Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion (formerly the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion) is an open-air, tented amphitheater on the South Boston Waterfront.
  2. Pavilion doors open at 12:00 pm.  No tickets are required and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring.  There are approximately 5,000 seats in the amphitheater, 500 of which are uncovered; we encourage you to plan accordingly.
  3. As a safety precaution, all bags are subject to search by Pavilion security staff upon entrance to the ceremony.  We encourage you to bring as little as possible to minimize waiting time.
  4. MassArt encourages its guests to use Public Transportation whenever possible.  Take the subway, commuter rail or bus to South Station and connect to Silver Line Waterfront service. The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is located one block away from the Silver Line Way stop.
  5. For guests who are driving to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, paid parking is available at several garage and surface lots along Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue.
  6. There will be a drop-off area at the Pavilion entrance for family members with physical disabilities or wheelchairs.