May 26, 2017

10:30 a.m.


Conte Forum,
Boston College
Chestnut Hill Campus


Geraldine Hines
Associate Justice, MA Supreme Judicial Court

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

Guest Invitations

Our Evite system 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.
  • Distribution of regalia will occur on April 10-11, 10 am-4 pm, in the Career Services Office research library (EW 210).
  • 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

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, 4-6 pm
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

LSA Kick-off Event and Field Day

Friday, May 19
Cleveland Circle Softball Fields
Start 3L Week off with a hit, and play softball as a class for the last time! Drinks, light snacks and field games. Also planned: A Battle of the Sections!

Pub Crawl

Sunday, May 21, beginning at 2 pm, likely at Tias and ending at Hong Kong. LSA will provide t-shirts for the class.


Comedy Asylum Show

Monday, May 22, subject to available funding. One-hour show and happy hour.


Black and White Ball

Tuesday, May 23, 8:30-11:30 pm
Top of the Hub, Boston
There will be a cash bar and free appetizers. Two drink tickets per person.


Red Sox Game

Wednesday, May 24, 7 pm
Fenway Park
Red Sox v. Rangers


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

If you or a family member have mobility restrictions that will require assisted drop-off at the entrance to Conte Forum on Commencement morning, please contact Joan Manna via email or at (617) 552- 4344 before Wednesday, May 24.

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