May Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

May Highlights: some special reminders for graduating students and course evaluations.

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

Action Items

Purchase your cap and gown (graduating students).

The deadline to purchase a cap and gown is April 25.

Cap and gown pickup will be from May 18 to May 20 at the BC bookstore. For more information, visit the Commencement website.

Register for Commencement (graduating students).

All students scheduled to graduate in May 2022, or who graduated in August 2021 or December 2021, must register to participate in Commencement.

The deadline to register is May 1, 2022. Please register at the Commencement website:

Commencement will be held on May 23, and the Law School Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 27.

Complete course evaluations.

Course evaluations open April 29 and close May 9. Please complete your course evaluations as soon as possible.

Visit the Course Evaluations page for more information.

Need space for studying?

Study space will be available 24 hours a day in any open classroom from May 6 through May 17 at noon. Please note the exterior doors to some classroom buildings may be locked after 11:00 p.m.

Contact your Assistant Registrar immediately to resolve any graduation clearance issue (graduating students).

Please reach out to the appropriate academic contact:

  • MCAS (undergrad): Sarah Richardson
  • CSOM (undergrad), CSON, Lynch (undergrad), and WCAS: Whitney Hoyle
  • CSOM (grad), MCAS (grad), BCSSW, Lynch (grad), STM: Karen Livingston

Pick up diplomas (graduating students).

The first day graduates may pick up their diplomas in the Office of Student Services (if they did not attend Commencement) is May 25, 2022. Hours of operation can be found on the Hours page. Diplomas will not be released to students with an outstanding balance. Please bring your Eagle ID to pick up your diploma. All diplomas not picked up by mid-June will be mailed.

Note the deadline for the mandatory Residential Meal Plan.

The final day to use the meal plan is Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Learn what happens to your e-mail and other computing services (graduating students).

Visit the ITS Leaving BC page for more information.

If you have not already, review your student account at

Unresolved accounts may prevent your participation in registration for summer and fall, as well as any potential events related to graduation including the issuance of diplomas. Please resolve any balances prior to these events.

Taking a Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium course?

Students who plan to register for a Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium course either at BC or at a BTI institution may do so in early May and should refer to the BTI website for more information.

Looking for a summer job?

Summer job opportunities are now available on the Job Listings page. For students who have secured an on-campus job for the first time, please be sure to bring forms of identification (such as but not limited to, a valid/unexpired U.S. Passport, or a combination of a valid driver’s license or Eagle ID card and Social Security card or birth certificate) in original formats. No pictures or photocopies will be accepted. A full list of acceptable documents for Form I-9 completion can be found on the USCIS website. International F-1 students will need to bring in their valid Foreign Passport along with their Forms I-94 and I-20 and Employment Authorization Letter from the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).

Enroll in QuikPAY Payment Plan (undergraduate and Law students).

Enrollment for the QuikPAY Payment Plan (available to undergraduate and Law students only) will begin on May 10 for the 2022–2023 academic year. For more information, visit

Complete the Incoming Student Federal Verification Form (incoming freshmen).

The 2022–2023 Incoming Student Federal Verification Form is available on the Financial Aid Forms page. All freshmen are required to complete this form as it is used to verify your financial aid award. An e-mail was sent to all incoming students with instructions pertaining to the submission of this form.

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The priority filing date for the Undergraduate Financial Aid Application was February 1.

For information on how to apply or how to check your application status, visit the Applying for Aid page. The application and instructions are available on the Financial Aid Forms page.

Note the graduate and law financial aid application deadlines.

Graduate and Law Students: it is time to complete your forms for financial aid for the 2022–2023 year.

Information and directions on how to apply to the 2022–2023 FAFSA, 2022–2023 Grad Enrollment Form, and 2022–2023 Grad Supplemental Form are available on the website.

Return or renew any library books by their due dates.

To verify the items you are currently borrowing, visit and log into your account.

Library fines and replacement fees for unreturned items will be applied to your student account. You are responsible for all charges. If you have any questions, please contact the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk at 617-552-8038 or e-mail

Ongoing Reminders

Sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Complete Title IV Authorization (if applicable).

Federal regulations require that Title IV funds credited to your student account be applied only to cover allowable charges, unless Boston College obtains authorization to apply these funds to all other charges on your student account. You may submit your authorization electronically at For more information, visit the Billing page.

Complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling (if applicable).

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.

Enroll in direct deposit for student account refunds (if applicable).

We recommend that all students use direct deposit when requesting refunds. Refunds processed via direct deposit are faster and do not require pickup. Visit the Billing page for instructions and more information.

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