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Commencement at Boston College

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016


2016 Commencement

The 140th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, 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 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. For more information, please visit the Law School Commencement webpage

St. Ignatius


2015 Commencement

Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised, addressed the graduates at Boston College’s 139th annual Commencement Exercises on May 18, 2015.

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Archbishop Cupich with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. In addition, the University presented honorary degrees to: Sister Marie Chin, a mainstay of the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica; Lynch School of Education alumnus Michael Motyl ’01, president of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School in Texas; executive, writer and motivational speaker Steve Pemberton ’89; and Lee Woodruff, journalist and best-selling author.

Additional information about the 2015 honorary degree recipients may be found in The Heights and from News and Public Affairs.

Commencement Resources

**Guides for 2016 will be available at the end of March**

Commencement 2015 - Video


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