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BC Shuttle Buses


Baccalaureate Mass (Sunday)
- Free shuttle buses for general guests plus handicapped buses for disabled guests (plus one individual to assist) will be available after the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday outside Conte Forum - Gate B to shuttle guests to the Parent and Graduate Reception on O'Neill Plaza.

Commencement Day (Monday) - Free shuttle buses will be available all day on Commencement Day to transport guests to and from satellite parking areas (Newton Campus, Brighton Campus, and the Chestnut Hill Mall) plus after the main ceremony to transport guests around the perimeter of the campus to individual diploma ceremonies (see BC Shuttle Bus Map/Bus Stops below) and later return guests to their arrival points.

Shuttle Bus Routes

Before and during Main Ceremony

  • Chestnut Hill Mall to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

After Main Ceremony

  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Stops 1-7 (Around Campus) ending around 3:30 p.m.
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Chestnut Hill Mall
  • Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

After Individual Ceremonies

  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Chestnut Hill Mall
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street
  • STM Ceremony to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Commonwealth Avenue intersection to Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

Shuttle Bus Stops

  1. Alumni Stadium Gate E—Newton Marriott, Campus Shuttles, Brighton and Chestnut Hill Mall Satellite parking shuttles, Main Ceremony, CSOM
  2. Campus Green/Stokes/McElroy—LSOE and LGSOE (Campus Green)
  3. College Road Stop—AHANA Reception
    (72 College Road), CGSOM (Bapst Lawn), CSON and CGSON (O’Neill Plaza)
  4. Main Gate—GSSW (Burns Lawn)
  5. St. Ignatius Gate—Woods College (St. Ignatius Church)
  6. Robsham—GA&S (Robsham Theater)
  7. Alumni Stadium Gate D—A&S (Alumni Stadium)
  8. 2101 Comm Ave Lawn, Brighton—STM Ceremony
  9. Newton Campus to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection

 

Golf Cart Service

Boston College is a large campus. Walking from place to place on Commencement Day can be challenging for some of our guests. To assist those with disabilities or mobility issues, a small number of golf carts are available. Service will be first-come, first-served, and we encourage you to walk as much as possible.

Before Main Ceremony

  • Pick up at the Main Gate and drop off at the Commonwealth Garage elevators
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate A and drop off at Gate E through Garage
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E and drop off at Gate A through Garage
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage (ground level elevators) and drop off at Alumni Stadium Gate D

After Main Ceremony

  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage elevators  and drop off at Main Gate
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E and drop off at Commonwealth Garage bottom level elevators
  • Pick up at the Alumni Stadium Gate D and drop off at Commonwealth Garage bottom level elevators
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate A and drop off at Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E through Beacon Garage
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage Roof and drop off at O’Neill Plaza

After Individual Ceremonies

  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage elevators and drop off at Main Gate
  • Pick up at the O’Neill Plaza (at the rear of St. Mary’s Hall) and drop off at Commonwealth Garage Roof
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage Elevators on ground level and drop off at Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E