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2024 Convocation

2024 Convocation

The Bloomberg School's 2024 Convocation Ceremony was held at 9am on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Homewood Field on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.

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Convocation Speaker

The 2024 convocation speech was delivered by Dr. Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, assistant administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development. In his role, he oversees a bureau with a footprint of over 900 staff committed to advancing equitable delivery of public health approaches around the world. Previously, Dr. Gawande has been a practicing surgeon, nonprofit founder, and bestselling author.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How will I receive my diploma?

All diplomas are mailed directly from the vendor and will be mailed to the Diploma Address listed in SIS Self Service under Personal Info -> Summary. Graduates should verify their Diploma Address is correct no later than May 17 to ensure the vendor receives the desired information.

Orders are placed about two weeks after the conferral date. Diplomas shipped to domestic addresses take 6-8 weeks to arrive and  8-12 weeks for international addresses. Graduates will receive an email from the vendor when their diploma has been mailed. 

Students with running balances or financial holds will have their diplomas held with the vendor. Students should submit a case to SEAM once the balance is paid and/or hold is lifted to request the release of their diploma. 

I earned a certificate. When will it post to my transcript?

Depending on when confirmation of completion is received, certificates will post to the transcript between one and four weeks after the conferral date. Certificates are ordered after the conferral notations have been posted to student transcripts.


I will be an August or December graduate. Are graduation ceremonies held during these months?

No. The School and University-wide graduation ceremonies are held once a year in May. August and December graduates will be invited to participate in the next May's ceremonies.

What is the difference between the University Commencement ceremony and the Bloomberg School's Convocation ceremony?

The University Commencement ceremony and the Bloomberg School's Convocation ceremony are separate events, for which candidates will receive separate invitations.

All academic year graduates across all university divisions  are invited to the University Commencement ceremony. At the University ceremony, undergraduates and doctoral graduates will walk across the stage. Master's graduates are recognized in groups by division.

Only School of Public Health candidates are invited to the Bloomberg School Convocation ceremony. All graduates walk across the stage at the School's ceremony.

When will spring degrees be posted to transcripts?

Degree will be posted to transcripts on May 31, 2024.  Unofficial transcripts are available in SIS Self-Service under Registration -> My Grades. Official transcripts can be ordered via the National Student Clearinghouse.  For more Information go to the Transcripts and Official Documents page.

For information on applying to graduate and degree conferral, go to the Office of Records and Registration website.