May 25, 2018

10:30 a.m.


Conte Forum,
Boston College
Chestnut Hill Campus


Debra Yang '85
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Former US Attorney (CA)
Press Release

Make your preparations now to join us in celebrating the Class of 2018!

Only individuals who have completed all degree requirements will be allowed to participate in May Commencement Exercises. The Dean may make an exception if an unforeseen circumstance arises during the exam period and the student must take an Incomplete in a course, with the expectation that the course will be completed within the next 30 days. The student’s official graduation date will be the following December. The student will not receive his/her diploma until their official graduation. In these circumstances, the Administration may not be able to certify the student to sit for the Bar Exam in July.

Guest Invitations

Our Evite system will allow you to invite your family and friends to the Commencement festivities. Printed invitations will also be available to order through the Law School bookstore.

Pronunciation of Names

Check with the Registrar's Office to ensure that your name is read properly.

Caps and Gowns

  • Order your cap and gown online through University Cap and Gown.
  • Rental cost of $39 can be paid by cash, check or credit card.
  • Distribution of regalia will occur on April 11-12, 10 am-4 pm, in the Career Services Office research library (EW 210).
  • University Cap and Gown will also be available the day of Commencement at 9:00 am at the front entrance of Conte Forum. 
  • Please return your commencement regalia after the ceremony to University Cap and Gown, located at the front entrance of Conte Forum.


Information from Commencement Photos, Inc. is mailed to all graduates. For any questions contact:

Official Events

Class Picnic

Wednesday, May 23, 1:00-2:00 pm
Alumni House Lawn, Newton Campus
Faculty and staff welcome
Rain location: Stuart House Snack Bar


Commencement Eve Celebration for Family & Friends

Thursday, May 24, 4-6 pm
Law School Mone Courtyard
Reception and awards presentation
Rain location: Stuart House Snack Bar


Commencement Mass

Friday, May 25, 9:00 am
Parish of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Chestnut Hill Campus



Friday, May 25, 10:30 am
Conte Forum, Boston College’s Chestnut Hill Campus


Commencement Reception

Friday, May 25, 12:30 pm
Reception to follow the ceremony at Conte Forum
Champagne, soft drinks and light refreshments will be served

LSA/Student Events

LSA Kick-off Event and Field Day

May 18
Final softball game
Fun games & food

Red Sox Game

May 19

Pub Crawl

May 20
Faneuil Hall
Bell-In-Hand: 1 - 3pm.
Hennessy's: 3 - 4:30.
Tia's: 4:30 - 6pm. 


Improv Show

May 21
Improv Asylum
6PM - 7PM
216 Hanover Street, Boston, MA


Black and White Ball

May 22
Top of the Hub
8pm - Midnight



A list of hotels offering discounts for BC graduation can be found here.

If you or a family member have mobility restrictions that will require assisted drop-off at the entrance to Conte Forum on Commencement morning, please contact Joan Manna via email or at (617) 552- 4344 before Wednesday, May 24.

Wheelchair Rental

Belmont Medical Supply
185 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Sullivan's Medical Supply
1 Corinth Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
617-323-0304 (preferred number, leave a message) or 617-325-0013

Apria Healthcare
575 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02072
800-649-2422 (Customer Service option #1)


Commencement Mass & Commencement exercises

Chestnut Hill Campus

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Driving directions


Commencement Eve Celebration

Boston College Law School

885 Centre Street

Newton, Massachusetts

Driving directions

Bar Certification

  • Massachusetts bar certifications will be submitted electronically
  • Review bar related online resources on the student CSO GoogleDrive (You must be logged into Google using your BC Law email account)
  • Out-of-state bar certifications: submit to Theresa Kachmar in Academic Services for completion, Stuart 308
  • For further assistance with bar process and applications generally, visit Academic and Student Services

Official Start and Graduation Dates (For Bar Application)

  • Official date of Graduation: Monday, May 21, 2018 (Law School Commencement exercises will occur on May 25)
  • Last date of attendance: May 17, 2018
  • Official start date: August 24, 2015