FAQ, Important Phone Numbers and Links
boston college commencement-Monday, May 20, 2013
What is the date of the Commencement Exercises?
Commencement is Monday, May 20, 2013. For a full list of dates and times please refer to the Schedule of Events and Activities by clicking on the link above.
Are tickets necessary for any of the ceremonies?
No, tickets are not required for the main ceremony or diploma ceremonies in normal weather conditions. In case of severe weather some diploma ceremonies are held in different locations requiring tickets. Rain tickets are distributed to students either at cap and gown pick up (A&S and CSOM) or in the deans' offices (LSOE and CSON, grad and undergrad).
When do students and parents receive instructions about Commencement?
Will there be invitations available for graduates to send to relatives and friends?
Is there a special ceremony for December graduates?
When should we plan on leaving Boston?
Since all graduates will depart from Boston College on Monday in late afternoon or early evening, parents should plan to do so, too, unless they wish to extend their stay for personal reasons.
What is the date of Army ROTC Commissioning?
Is there space available on campus for private receptions during Commencement weekend? Also, what time is Commencement completed so that I may plan a reception? No, we are unable to offer space for private functions because of the many events already taking place on Campus. We would suggest, however, that you contact a local restaurant or hotel. Individual School/College diploma ceremonies should be completed by 2:00 p.m.
What is the proper attire for guests over Commencement Weekend? It is recommended that guests plan their attire based on the weather. The weather in the Boston area in the month of May ranges from extremely hot and humid to very cool and possibly rainy. The Campus ;terrain is quite hilly therefore comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Most guests prefer business casual.
University Secretary's Office
For the most up-to-date information regarding Commencement.
Recording available during Commencement Weekend for announcements and updates.(617 )552-INFO
(617) 552-3300 or (800)294-0294
For information about student's status in fulfilling degree requirements, student financial accounts and transcripts/records.
BOSTON COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
For emergencies (617)552-4444
For lost and found (617)552-4440
|Student Services (Student Mailings for Diploma Ceremonies)||
|800-294-0294 or 617-552-3300|
Diploma Ceremony Information
|Arts & Sciences||Patricia McLaughlin||patricia.mclaughlin.3 @bc.edu||617-552-3272|
|Graduate Arts & Sciences||
|Woods College of Advancing Studies||Cheryl Wrightemail@example.com||617-552-3900|
|Graduate School of Social Work||Teresa Schirmer
|Carroll School of Management||Erica L. Graf & Sara Nunziata||617-552-0462 or 3932|
|Carroll Graduate School of Management||Maryellen Jordanfirstname.lastname@example.org||617-552-2327|
|Connell School of Nursing||Maureen Eldredge
|Connell Graduate School of Nursing||Maureen Eldredge||617-552-4541|
|Lynch School of Education||Maureen Raymondemail@example.com||617-552-4204|
|Lynch Graduate School of Education||Tricia Stamper
|School of Theology and Ministry||Terry Lima||