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Commencement at Boston College

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017


Live webcast will begin Monday May 22nd at 9 a.m.


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.

2017 Commencement Speaker and HDRs

United States Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, a respected advocate for children and families and one of America's most prominent Catholic politicians, will address the Class of 2017 at the University's 141st Commencement Exercises on May 22.

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., will present Casey with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium, rain or shine.

In addition, the University will present honorary degrees to: longtime Boston-area community activist Amy Guen M.S.W. '52; Tiffany Gueye '00, Ph.D.'07, CEO of non-profit organization BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life); film and television star Chris O'Donnell '92; and Fr. Leo B. Shea, M.M. '60, missioner for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Some 4,000 Boston College students will receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees at separate ceremonies held around campus after the main Commencement event.

Here is the link to the BC News article

Here is the link to The Heights article

Commencement Smartphone Mobile Website

All the information you need for Commencement 2017 is available at your fingertips! With the Boston College Commencement Mobile Website, available for free at, you will be able to review the schedule of events, locate on-campus dining options, read speaker bios, consult interactive campus maps, and find information quickly and easily. In addition, any late-breaking information on ceremony locations or severe weather updates will be available through this handy app. The Commencement Mobile Website runs on both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets.

Users will NOT have to go to iTunes or the Android Marketplace to download it.

On your smartphone, open a web browser such as Safari or Chrome, and type in Tap on “Download Commencement Mobile.” Tap on “bookmarks” icon. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” Then tap “Add.”

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

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