Graduation Day Information
Commencement at Boston College
Important information for graduating students. All graduates should be in the assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession for the University Commencement will begin at 9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. The University Commencement will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will take approximately two hours. This will be followed by Individual School diploma ceremonies around 12:00 noon and should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m. The academic procession for the University Commencement enters from both the south (Merkert) and west (Forum) sides of Alumni Stadium.
Graduates will be seated in Alumni Stadium according to School.
Information on the academic honors and awards printed in the Commencement program.
Location of Individual School diploma ceremonies.
Consult the full schedule of events and activities for an overview of Commencement Day.
Location changes for diploma ceremonies and indoor viewling locations for the main ceremony in the event of severe weather.
Information on graduation announcement releases for hometown newspapers.