The entire schedule of Golden Graduates 2018 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 3

    5:30 – 8 p.m. | Centennial Common

    Celebrate Northeastern’s newest graduates, the Class of 2018, on the eve of Commencement. The evening features heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, interactive activities, and much more. Golden Graduates have the opportunity to spend time together in a separate space during the event.


  • Friday, May 4

    Commencement Shuttle Service – SOLD OUT
    7:45 a.m. Check-in Begins
    8:15 a.m. Boarding Begins
    8:30 a.m. Shuttles Depart
    Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., 6th Floor

    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. Complimentary muffins and coffee will be available at check-in.

    This event is sponsored by the Office of Gift Planning.

    116th Northeastern Commencement Ceremony – SOLD OUT
    10:30 a.m. | 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 2018 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 can bring one guest, who will also have priority seating.

    Golden Graduates Luncheon – SOLD OUT
    1 – 2:30 p.m. | Anthem Restaurant, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 101 S Market St.
    $35 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 p.m. | Explore Faneuil Hall

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

    Golden Graduates Coffeehouse featuring Livingston Taylor
    6:30 – 9 p.m. | Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street
    $35 per person

    Close the evening with fellow alumni by enjoying coffee, tea and desserts before a memorable performance by Livingston Taylor – one of the first artists at the Moon In Virgo coffeehouse in the late 1960’s. Taylor’s career as a professional musician has spanned 50 years. His performance schedule of more than a hundred shows a year delights audiences with a unique brand of popular music, which includes a mostly-original repertoire from his thirteen albums. Taylor is also a professor at Berklee College of Music.

  • Saturday, May 5

    Campus Trolley Tour or Walking Tour
    9 – 10 a.m. | Meet at 716 Columbus Ave
    Trolley Tour $10 per person
    Walking Tour Complimentary

    Start the day by taking a trolley tour through Northeastern’s Boston campus or by walking through campus with one of our Husky Ambassadors! See how Northeastern has evolved over the last 50 years to become a university that meets the needs of the future.

    Boston Harbor Cruise
    10:45 a.m. Boarding Begins
    11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cruise
    1 Long Wharf
    $40 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.

    50th Reunion Celebration – Class of 1968
    5 p.m. Cocktail Reception
    6 p.m. Dinner
    Alumni Center, 716 Columbus Ave., 6th Floor.
    $55 per person

    Class of 1968, 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 at our beautiful Alumni Center.

  • Sunday, May 6

    10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Egan Research Center, Room 440, 120 Forsyth Street
    $20 per person

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