Commencement at Boston College
MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
Welcome Class of 2017 Graduates!
The 141st Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:05 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:05 a.m. At the conclusion of the University Commencement, graduates and their guests will go to the assigned locations for the individual school/College Diploma Ceremonies at which diplomas are awarded.
Boston College Law School Commencement
The Law School commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. For more information, please visit the Law School Commencement webpage
United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, an alumnus of Boston College, returned to his alma mater to address the Class of 2016 at the University's 140th Commencement Exercises on May 23, 2016.
Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Moniz with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony. In addition, the University presented honorary degrees to: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation founding president Nannette Canniff; Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management Managing Director John (Jack) Joyce ’61, M.B.A. ’70, chairman of the Boston College Club; María Eugenia (Gena) McGowan, principal of St. Matthew Catholic School in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Father Emmanuel Mwerekande M.A. ’06, a priest at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Uganda.
Commencement 2016 - Video