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Weather Plan for the University Commencement and Individual School/College Diploma Ceremonies

No tickets are required for the Main Ceremony on May 19, 2014, which takes place rain or shine in Alumni Stadium. Diploma ceremonies will also take place in their planned locations in light rain and are only moved in the event of severe weather conditions. If the diploma ceremonies are moved to their rain locations, tickets are required for some schools.

Ticket distribution for Arts and Sciences (undergrad) and Carroll School of Management (undergrad) will take place at Cap and Gown Distribution on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 14-16, 2014. Lynch School of Education (grad and undergrad) and Connell School of Nursing (grad and undergrad) tickets will be available through the Deans' Office.

Diploma Ceremonies rain site announcements will appear on the Boston College Commencement website (www.bc.edu/commencement), or you may call the Boston College Info line (617-552-INFO). A notification will be sent to users of the BC Commencement web app (top right corner of screen).

 

University Commencement (Main Ceremony)

Commencement will be held outdoors in Alumni Stadium rain or shine.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., on the internet via D2 Productions (live broadcast). To view the live webcast of Commencement, please access the following link to the Commencement home page at www.bc.edu/commencement.

Alternate seating and viewing sites will be available via closed-circuit TV as follows:

  • Conte Forum
  • Devlin Hall—Room 008
  • Robsham Theater
  • Stokes Hall—Room 195S

In the event of severe weather, these additional sites will also be available:

  • 2101 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Corcoran Commons—Heights Room, Boston Room, and Newton Room
  • Cushing Hall—Room 001
  • Devlin Hall—Rooms 010, 026, and 101
  • Fulton Hall—Rooms 130, 150, 511
  • Higgins—Rooms 300 and 310
  • McGuinn—Room 121
  • Merkert—Rooms 127 and 130
  • McElroy—Eagle’s Nest Dining Room
  • Stokes Hall— Room 295S
  • Walsh Function Room

Also in Residence Halls on cable TV beginning at 10:00 a.m. on

  • Boston College Cable, Channel 50

If you decide to use an alternate viewing location, please choose the site that is either your Diploma Ceremony location or the site closest to it.

 

Individual School/College Diploma Ceremonies Severe Weather Plan

Individual School/College Diploma Ceremonies will begin immediately after the completion of the University Commencement. Severe Weather site locations are listed below.

Severe Weather tickets will be needed for the following diploma ceremonies:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
    Conte Forum (4 tickets)
  • Lynch School of Education
    Flynn Recreation Complex, East Wing (4 tickets)
  • Lynch Graduate School of Education
    Flynn Recreation Complex, East Wing (4 tickets)
  • Carroll School of Management
    Flynn Recreation Complex, North Wing (4 tickets)
  • Connell School of Nursing
    McElroy Commons, Carney Dining Room (3 tickets)
  • Connell Graduate School of Nursing
    McElroy Commons, Carney Dining Room (3 tickets)

Severe Weather tickets will NOT be needed for the following diploma ceremonies:

  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Robsham Theater
  • Graduate School of Social Work
    Burns Library Lawn Tent
  • Carroll Graduate School of Management
    Bapst Library Lawn Tent
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies
    St. Ignatius Church
  • School of Theology and Ministry
    2101 Commonwealth Avenue Lawn Tent, Brighton Campus