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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Baccalaureate Mass in Conte Forum
Baccalaureate Mass in Conte Forum


Baccalaureate Mass

All graduating students and their families are encouraged to participate in the Baccalaureate Mass.

12:00 p.m.
Conte Forum

*Graduates should be attired in gown but without cap and hood. All should be seated by 11:45 a.m.  You may sit with family and friends during the Mass.

Reception for Parents, Graduates, and Guests

1:30 p.m.
O'Neill Plaza

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


Monday, May 21, 2018 - Commencement Day


Arrival and Assembly

*All graduates should be in the assembly areas by 8:15 a.m.*

  • Undergraduate students, Linden Lane.  Middle Campus, in front of Gasson Hall.
  • Graduate students, Conte Forum. North Stands (Rec Plex Side).  


Undergraduate Assembly for Procession, Linden Lane
Undergraduate Assembly, Linden Lane
Graduate Students Assembly Point
Graduate Students Assembly Point entrance, Conte Forum, North Stands.



The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m.

The procession enters from both the south (Merkert) and west (Forum) sides of Alumni Stadium.

Woods College of Advancing Studies will be leading the Procession through the front of the West and North stands (Plex end) and down the side aisle to their assigned seats.


Woods College Commencement Procession
Woods College Graduating Students leading Academic Procession 2015


 8:15 a.m.        All graduates should be in the assembly areas as indicated

 9:15 a.m.        Family and guests should be seated in Alumni Stadium

 9:15 a.m.        The academic procession for the University Commencement will begin

10:00 a.m.       University Commencement begins

12:00 noon      Diploma ceremony for WCAS begins in St. Ignatius Church


BC dining

Dining Services

For your convenience, Dining Services will have some food services available.  

  • Corcoran Commons
    6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Meatball Obsession (at Lower Campus Plaza)
    7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Hillside CafĂ©
    7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For detailed information about resources available for visitors during Commencement day, please go to the Visitor Resources website


Woods College Banner Carriers 2015
Abigail Blaisdell and Danny Hannoush, honorees to carry the Woods College of Advancing Studies Banner, Undergraduate Degree, Commencement 2015


For detailed information about Commencement, please visit