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boston college commencement weekend

Thursday, May 14

3:30 p.m. - Class photo at O'Neill Plaza
4 p.m. - Toast on Bapst Lawn

The Senior Gift Committee and the Boston College Alumni Association presents keynote speaker Fr. Michael Himes and special guests from the Class of 1965. For more information and to view the Class of 2015 Honor Roll of Donors, visit

Friday, May 15

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Senior Commencement Ball

For more information and a full schedule of Senior Week activities visit the Senior Week website.

Sunday, May 17

9:30 a.m.
ROTC Commissioning

Bapst Lawn Tent

10:00 a.m.
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

Robsham Theater

10:00 a.m.
Senior Legacy Breakfast Reception

Flynn Recreation Complex

Alumni parents of the Class of 2015 and their families are invited to a continental breakfast reception prior to the Baccalaureate Mass. Invitations will be sent to Legacy families in late April 2015. Please call the Alumni Association at 617-552-4700 for additional information.

12:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass

Conte Forum

All guests should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Graduates should be attired in gown but without cap and hood. They may sit with family and friends during the Mass. No tickets necessary.

1:30 p.m.
Reception for Parents, Graduates, and Guests

O'Neill Plaza

In the event of rain, this reception will be canceled. No tickets necessary.

2:00 p.m.
Carroll School of Management Awards Ceremony

Fulton Hall 511

3:00 p.m.
Connell School of Nursing Senior Convocation/Pinning Ceremony

Burns Lawn Tent

3:00 p.m.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony

Robsham Theater

3:00 p.m.
Lynch School of Education Awards Ceremony

Bapst Lawn Tent

5:00 p.m. Graduate Nurses’ Association Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Welch Dining Facility, Lyons Hall

Monday, May 18 - Commencement Day

9:15 a.m.
Academic Procession

10:00 a.m.
University Commencement Exercises (main ceremony)

Alumni Stadium

There is open seating, no limit to the number of guests, and no tickets necessary. This is held outdoors in Alumni Stadium rain or shine.

12:00 p.m.
Individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies
Diplomas are distributed to graduates at the diploma ceremonies.

Friday, May 22 - BC Law School Commencement Day

10:30 a.m.
Law School Commencement

Conte Forum
For more information visit the BC Law Commencement website.