Commencement at Boston College
monday, may 20, 2013
Commencement Security Guidelines
To enhance security and facilitate the quick entrance of all guests for the University's Commencement Exercises on May 20, the Boston College Police Department has issued the following guidelines.
2013 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will address this year’s graduates at the 137th annual Boston College Commencement Exercises on May 20.
BC will also present honorary degrees to James A. Woods, S.J., founding dean and namesake of the University’s Woods College for Advancing Studies; Wayne Budd, former US attorney and long-time BC trustee; Cornelia Kelley, headmaster emerita of Boston Latin School; and Mary Lou DeLong, who served in several key administrative roles at BC.
You can read more about the Commencement Speaker and the honorary degree recipients in this BC Chronicle article.
The 137th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, 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 9:15 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 9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. This will be followed by individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies. All should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m.
The University Commencement will be webcast live here starting with the procession on Monday, May 20th.
Commencement Information on the Go—New Commencement App
The new Boston College Commencement Mobile Web App is now available for free at www.bc.edu/2013. Guests can 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 to our guests through this handy app. The Commencement Mobile Web App runs on both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets.
Boston College Law School Commencement
The Law School commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. For more information, please visit the Law School Commencement webpage.
Preparing for Graduation
Students can refer to these helpful webpage which provides information regarding hotels, graduation clearance, exit interviews, E-invitations and announcements, cap and gown rentals, photos and yearbooks, Senior Week, moving out of your dorm, and more.
Schedule of Events and Activities
The Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events and Activities will be held from Friday, May 17, to Monday, May 20.
Graduation Day Information
The Graduation Day Information webpage will give you information regarding the day of Commencement, including arrival, assembly and procession, seating plan, program, honors and awards, diploma ceremonies, and more.
Transportation, Parking, and Maps
The Transportation webpage provides directions to campus, shuttle buses routes and stops, and information about the airport shuttle, public transportation, handicapped services.
The Visitors' Resources webpage provides information about medical services on campus, rest rooms locations, lost and found, dining options on campus, concessions, and flowers vendor locations.