A schedule of Golden Graduates 2019 weekend is below. This exciting Northeastern tradition has become one of the most enjoyable programs of the year, and we hope to see you there!

Each spring, Northeastern University celebrates its long-standing relationship with our most seasoned alumni, our Golden Graduates. Through a series of special events, you will revel in the history of Northeastern and Boston, reconnect with classmates, and make new memories and friends. All Huskies who graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to join us to celebrate their Northeastern pride with fellow distinguished alumni.

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  • Thursday, May 2

    Nursing Class of 1969 – School of Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony
    3 – 5:15 pm | Curry Student Center

    Attend the School of Nursing Convocation and Pinning Ceremony for the graduating class as we honor the Golden Graduates at the Nursing Convocation Ceremony.  Each Nursing Golden Graduate will dress in regalia and process in with the student graduates.

    5 – 7:30 pm | Centennial Common

    Celebrate Northeastern’s newest graduates, the Class of 2019, on the eve of Commencement. The evening features heavy hors d’oeuvres, interactive activities, and much more. Golden Graduates have the opportunity to spend time together in a separate space during the event.

  • Friday, May 3

    Commencement Shuttle Service 
    7:45 am Check-in Begins
    8:15 am Boarding Begins
    8:30 am Shuttles Depart

    To help make your participation at the Commencement ceremony as convenient as possible, we have arranged for complimentary parking on campus and courtesy shuttles to bring you to the TD Garden. Due to security protocols, all Golden Graduates and their guest must take the shuttles to the TD Garden. Complimentary muffins and coffee will be available at check-in.

    This event is sponsored by the Office of Gift Planning.

    117th Northeastern Commencement Ceremony 
    10:30 am | TD Garden

    Don your cap and golden gown, join the great tradition of taking part in the Commencement procession at Boston’s TD Garden, and watch as the Class of 2019 is welcomed into the alumni family. All Golden Graduates will be given priority seating at Northeastern’s biggest celebration of the year.

    *Each Golden Graduate may bring one guest, who will also have priority seating.

    Golden Graduates Luncheon 
    1 – 2:30 pm | Anthem Restaurant, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 101 S Market St.
    $40 per person

    Gather together with fellow Golden Graduates to reminisce and celebrate this exciting day for the Northeastern community over a delightful meal.

    Explore Faneuil Hall
    2:30 – 3:30 pm | Explore Faneuil Hall

    Take some time to walk around this historic area – even do some shopping! A shuttle will be available at 3:30 pm to bring alumni back to the Columbus Avenue garage.

    Golden Graduates Dessert Reception
    7 pm | Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street
    $20 per person

    Mingle with fellow Golden Graduates over dessert, wine, beer, and coffee.


  • Saturday, May 4


    Boston Harbor Cruise
    10:45 a.m. Boarding Begins
    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cruise
    1 Long Wharf
    $50 per person

    Come enjoy beautiful views of Boston from a nautical perspective on this 90-minute tour, narrated by the Boston Harbor Cruise staff. A light lunch will be available while you cruise the harbor with fellow alumni.

    Campus Trolley Tour or Walking Tour
    2 – 3 pm | Meet at 716 Columbus Ave
    Trolley Tour $10 per person
    Walking Tour Complimentary

    Join one of our Husky Ambassadors on a tour through campus.  Choose from a trolley tour or a leisurely walking tour through campus. See how Northeastern has evolved over the last 50 years to become a university that meets the needs of the future.

    50th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1969
    5 pm Cocktail Reception
    6 pm Dinner
    Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave. 6th Floor
    $60 per person

    Class of 1969, this is your big night! Connect with classmates for conversation and plenty of laughter at your Golden Reunion. This is a perfect chance to see friends, share memories, and toast your 50th anniversary as graduates of Northeastern University. Enjoy a wonderful sit-down dinner, complete with cocktails, live music, dancing, and more.

  • Sunday, May 5

    10 – 11:30 am | Egan Research Center, Room 440, 120 Forsyth St.
    $20 per person

    Before heading home, say your final farewells to your classmates in style! Indulge in the brunch buffet on campus. It’s the perfect time to exchange those phone numbers and keep in touch!