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BC Shuttle Buses

Baccalaureate Mass (Sunday)

Free shuttle buses will be available after the Baccalaureate Mass outside Conte Forum - Gate B to shuttle guests to the Parent and Graduate Reception on O'Neill Plaza.

There will be shuttle buses for general guests and guests with disabilities. One invdividual may accompany the guest with disabilities to assist.

 

Commencement Day (Monday)

Free shuttle buses will be available all day on Commencement Day.

There will be buses to transport guests to and from satellite parking areas (Brighton Campus, Newton Campus, the Chestnut Hill Mall, and Hammond Pond Parkway)There will also be buses after the main ceremony to transport guests around the perimeter of the campus to individual diploma ceremonies (see BC Shuttle Bus Map/Bus Stops below). Buses will be available to return guests to their arrival points.

 

Shuttle Bus Routes

Before and during Main Ceremony

  • Chestnut Hill Mall to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E 
  • 300 Hammond Pond Parkway to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

After Main Ceremony

  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Stops 1-7 (Around Campus) ending around 3:30 p.m. (Transportation to Individual Diploma Cermonies) 
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Chestnut Hill Mall 
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to 300 Hammond Pond Parkway 
  • Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

After Individual Diploma Ceremonies

  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Chestnut Hill Mall
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to Brighton Garage/129 Lake Street 
  • Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E to 300 Hammond Pond Parkway 
  • STM Ceremony to Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E
  • Commonwealth Avenue intersection to Newton Campus Alumni House to College Road
  • Marriott Hotel (2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA) to Alumni Stadium Gate E

On Campus Shuttle Bus Stops

  1. Alumni Stadium Gate E  —  Newton Marriott, Campus Shuttles, Satellite Parking Shuttles, Main Ceremony, CSOM
  2. Campus Green/Stokes/McElroy  —  LSOE and LSOEGP (Campus Green)
  3. College Road Stop  —  CGSOM (Bapst Lawn), CSON and CSONGP (O’Neill Plaza)
  4. Main Gate  —  BCSSW (Burns Lawn)
  5. St. Ignatius Gate  —  Woods College (St. Ignatius Church)
  6. Robsham  —  GSMCAS (Robsham Theater)
  7. Alumni Stadium Gate D  —  MCAS (Alumni Stadium)
  8. Cadigan Lawn, Brighton  —  STM Ceremony
  9. Newton Campus to College Road/Commonwealth Avenue intersection

 

Golf Cart Service

Boston College is a large campus. Walking from place to place on Commencement Day can be challenging for some of our guests. To assist those with disabilities or limited mobility, a small number of golf carts are available. Service will be first-come, first-served, and we encourage you to walk as much as possible.

 

Golf Cart Routes

Before Main Ceremony

  • Pick up at the Main Gate and drop off at the Commonwealth Garage elevators
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate A and drop off at Gate E through Garage
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E and drop off at Gate A through Garage
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage (ground level elevators) and drop off at Alumni Stadium Gate D

After Main Ceremony

  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage roof elevators and drop off at Main Gate 
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage Roof and drop off at O’Neill Plaza
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E and drop off at Commonwealth Garage bottom level elevators
  • Pick up at the Alumni Stadium Gate D and drop off at Commonwealth Garage bottom level elevators
  • Pick up at the Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate A and drop off at Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E through Beacon Garage

After Individual Diploma Ceremonies

  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage roof elevators and drop off at Main Gate
  • Pick up at the O’Neill Plaza (at the rear of St. Mary’s Hall) and drop off at Commonwealth Garage roof elevators 
  • Pick up at the Commonwealth Garage Elevators on ground level and drop off at Beacon Garage/Alumni Stadium Gate E