May 26, 10:30 a.m.


Conte Forum,
Boston College
Chestnut Hill Campus



Make your preparations now to join us in celebrating the Class of 2017!

Guest Invitations

Our Evite system (coming soon) will allow you to invite your family and friends to the Commencement festivities. Printed invitations are also available to order through the Law School bookstore.

Pronunciation of Names

Check with the Registrar's Office to ensure that your name is read properly.

Caps and Gowns

  • Order your cap and gown online through University Cap and Gown.
  • Rental cost of $39 can be paid by cash, check or credit card.
  • Details on pickup/distribution of regalia will be posted here soon. 
  • If you do not feel you will be able to pick up your cap and gown on campus (times TBA), please select the shipping option on the order form (shipping fees apply).
  • University Cap and Gown will also be available the day of Commencement at 9:00 am at the front entrance of Conte Forum. 
  • Please return your commencement regalia after the ceremony to University Cap and Gown, located at the front entrance of Conte Forum.


Information from Commencement Photos, Inc. is mailed to all graduates. For any questions contact:

Official Events

December Graduates Luncheon

December 7, 2016
Time and location TBA


Class Picnic

Wednesday, May 24, 1:00-2:00 pm
Alumni House Lawn, Newton Campus
Faculty and staff welcome
Rain location: Stuart House Snack Bar


Commencement Eve Celebration for Family & Friends

Thursday, May 25, Time TBD
Law School Mone Courtyard
Reception and awards presentation
Rain location: Stuart House Snack Bar


Commencement Mass

Friday, May 26, 9:00 am
Parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Chestnut Hill Campus



Friday, May 26, 10:30 am
Conte Forum, Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus


Commencement Reception

Friday, May 26, 12:30 pm
Reception to follow the ceremony at Conte Forum
Champagne, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served

LSA/Student Events

Pub Crawl

Date and time TBA


Black and White Ball

Monday, May 22 (tentative)
Top of the Hub, Boston
There will be a cash bar and free appetizers


Red Sox Game

Wednesday, May 24 (tentative), 7 pm
Fenway Park


A list of hotels offering discounts for BC graduation can be found here.


Wheelchair Rental

Belmont Medical Supply
185 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Sullivan's Medical Supply
1 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
617-323-0304 (preferred number, leave a message) or 617-325-0013

Apria Healthcare
575 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02072
800-649-2422 (Customer Service option #1)


Commencement Mass & Commencement exercises

Chestnut Hill Campus

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Driving directions


Commencement Eve Celebration

Boston College Law School

885 Centre Street

Newton, Massachusetts

Driving directions

Bar Certification

  • Massachusetts bar certifications will be submitted electronically.
  • Out-of-state bar certifications: submit to Theresa Kachmar in Academic Services for completion, Stuart 308
  • For more information on the various state bar admission procedures, requirements, and deadlines, please visit our Career Services Website.

Official Start and Graduation Dates (For Bar Application)

  • Official date of Graduation: Monday, May 22, 2017 (Law School Commencement exercises will occur on May 26)
  • Last date of attendance: May 17, 2017
  • Official start date: August 22, 2014