Northeastern University announced today it will hold its commencement exercises at Fenway Park on May 8, but in two shifts due to coronavirus-related capacity restrictions.
Physically distanced graduates will sit in the famed park’s outfield and select seating areas both on and near the field. To comply with state-mandated gathering limits, approximately 4,000 graduating seniors will divide into two groups, allowing morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. University officials are aiming to allow each graduate to invite one guest.
The school is planning a separate event in November for members of the class of 2020, whose in-person graduation was canceled due to Covid-19.