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Graduate Student Commencement Guide



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Commencement exercises at Boston College are scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. The Academic Procession begins at 9:05 a.m.

The Law School Commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017, in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus.

If you have any questions, contact the Commencement Office at or 617-552-4330 or refer to the Commencement website,

Please read the following information carefully and contact the appropriate office if you have questions. Details about the individual School/College diploma ceremonies are listed below. Congratulations and good luck!


commencement preparations—january through may 2017


Office of the University Secretary Here you'll find information regarding the Commencement Mobile Website, Electronic Invitations, Cap and Gown Rentals, Photographs, and much more!

commencement programs

Office of Student Services Academic Services, including degree requirements and graduation status Financial Services, including student loan exit interviews and outstanding balance on student account Transcript Requests

Baccalaureate Mass Class of 1963

Baccalaureate Mass—Sunday, May 21, 2017 Weather permitting, there will be a reception for graduates, family members, and friends on O'Neill Plaza after the Mass.

commencement stage

Commencement Day—Monday, May 22, 2017 Information regarding Arrival and Assembly, Alumni Stadium Seating, the Academic Procession, Shuttle Buses, Satellite Parking, and much more.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Information about Graduation Clearance, Electronic Invitations, and Diploma Distribution Ceremony.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Boston College School of Social Work Information about the Commencement Distribution Ceremony, Electronic Invitations.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Carroll School of Management—Graduate Programs Information about the Diploma Distribution Ceremony, Electronic Invitations, Commencement Reply Form.

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William F. Connell School of Nursing—Graduate Programs Information regarding the Graduate Nurses' Association, Commencement Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Commencement Ceremony.

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Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education—Graduate Programs Information about the Commencement Reply Form, Electronic Invitations, Awards Ceremony, Diploma Distribution Ceremony, Important Regalia Information.

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James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies—Graduate Programs Information about Electronic Invitations, Diploma Distribution Ceremony.

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Boston College Law School Information about Hotel Accommodations, Graduation Events, Bar Certification.

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School of Theology and Ministry Information about the Commencement Exercises, Electronic Invitations, Graduate Survey, Diploma Distribution Ceremony.



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