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Peabody Ceremony

The 2019 Peabody Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 10:00 am in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Due to the limited seating available, graduates must request tickets in advance for all guest(s). Following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a light reception in the Peabody Plaza.

The commencement ceremony will be livestreamed through Peabody’s UStream site for anyone who is not able to attend.

Important Dates

Peabody Commencement Ceremony: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am in Friedberg Hall

University-wide Commencement Ceremony: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the Royal Farms Arena

Peabody Graduation Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 am in Griswold Hall (mandatory for all who will walk in the Peabody commencement ceremony)

Peabody Graduation Fair: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11am-2pm in the Unger Lounge. Information and resources will be available regarding regalia, LAUNCHpad services, JHU class rings, diploma frames, class pictures, and more!


All students who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony are required to wear the appropriate regalia. For those students who plan to borrow regalia from a past graduate, please know that the regalia design changed in 2017, and only regalia from the 2017 or 2018 Peabody commencement ceremony will be allowed. These gowns are black with gold piping down the front for AD, BM, GPD, MA, MM and PC degree candidates. Regalia must be ordered by the April 13, 2019 deadline. Orders placed after this date will be charged a late fee. Regalia will be distributed in the Conservatory Registrar’s Office on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 11am-1pm.

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Peabody Ceremony Tickets:

Each graduating student is guaranteed two tickets to the Peabody Commencement Ceremony in Friedberg Hall. If more tickets are desired, students may request placement on the waitlist for up to four additional tickets. Waitlist tickets are not guaranteed, and these tickets will most likely be assigned to seats in the nearby overflow halls where the live ceremony will be projected on a screen. The deadline to order tickets is March 1, 2019.  Only students who walk in the ceremony will be granted tickets. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Peabody web site. Tickets will be distributed in the Conservatory Registrar’s Office on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 11am-1pm.

Order Tickets Here

Graduation Fair Registration

Register for the Peabody 2019 Graduation Fair on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Disability Accommodations

The Peabody Conservatory values the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of the campus experience. If you are a person with a disability and anticipate barriers to your full participation in this event, please contact Deb Gould at (667) 208-6703 or

Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony

Peabody graduates have the opportunity to participate in the Johns Hopkins University wide ceremony. The university ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 1:30 pm at the Royal Farms Arena. Tickets are not required for this event. Please know that only our Bachelor’s and Doctoral candidates will be called to cross the stage at this ceremony. For information regarding the Johns Hopkins University Commencement Ceremony, please visit their website.