May Checklist

Welcome to the Student Services Monthly Checklist!

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

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Action Items

Register for Commencement (graduating students).

All students scheduled to graduate in May 2024, or who graduated in August 2023 or December 2023, must register to participate in Commencement.

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

Commencement will be held on May 20, and the Law School Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 24.

Pick-up your cap and gown (graduating students).

Cap and gown pickup will be from May 15 to May 17 at the BC bookstore. For more information, visit the

Complete course evaluations.

Spring semester course evaluation surveys will be released during the final week of the course and will close the day after the final exam. Please complete your course evaluations as soon as possible.

Visit the Course Evaluations page for more information.

Review your final exam schedule.

Students should review their individual exam schedules in the Agora Portal under the Final Exam link. 

Final Exams usually meet in the classroom in which the course is taught but not always.  Please ensure that you check your exam date, time, and location carefully.

Final Exam general information and policies may be viewed at

Need space for studying?

Study space will be available 24 hours a day in any open classroom from May 3 through May 14 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): Karen Livingston
  • CSTM, GSEHD, GSOM, MCGS, SCWK: Jonathan Bernier

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 21, 2024. 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. All accounts must be paid by May 10 in order to have your diploma at graduation. Payments after May 10 will result in a blank diploma at graduation and diplomas will not be available until the day after graduation.

Note the deadline for the mandatory Residential Meal Plan.

The final day to use the meal plan is Monday, May 20, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.

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 and participation in senior week. Please resolve any balances prior to these events.

Residence Hall Move-Out Procedures.

All non-graduating residents are required to check out and vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last exam, or by Tuesday, May 14 by 5:00 p.m., whichever comes first. For more information on the move-out dates and procedures, please visit the Office of Residential Life's website.

All graduating residents are required to check out and vacate their rooms by Monday, May 20 by 8:00 p.m.  We highly recommend that you remove the majority of your belongings in the days prior to Monday.  Due to the large number of guests attending graduation and the limited time between the end of Commencement and move out, you can expect long delays for moving vehicles to dorms to load belongings.  If by Sunday, you only have a small bag and the items needed for graduation left in your room, this will allow you to enjoy your day on Monday and reduce the need to move your vehicle to the dorm at the conclusion of the ceremonies.  Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

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

Visit the ITS Leaving BC page for more information.

Complete your Student Loan Exit Interview (graduating students).

Students graduating in May who have borrowed a Federal Stafford or a Federal GradPlus loan should complete an online exit interview at the website.

Students who have borrowed a Federal Perkins loan, BC Law Loan, or BC Federal Nursing Loan will need to complete their exit interview at the Heartland ECSI website. You will receive an e-mail from ECSI with instructions.

For more information, visit the Loan Repayment page.

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.

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 2 for the 2024–2025 academic year. For more information, visit

Note the returning undergraduate financial aid application deadline.

The 2024–25 Boston College Financial Aid Application priority deadline was April 1. The Boston College Financial Aid Application eForm is now available online.  You may check the status of your financial aid application in the Agora Portal.

Due to the 2024–25 FAFSA Simplification process, institutions are experiencing a slow transfer of FAFSA data.  This will delay our ability to indicate if we have received your FAFSA.  We encourage you to submit your FAFSA and take note of the FAFSA Submission Summary provided by the government as we will be unable to confirm receipt of your FAFSA until a later date.

Please monitor our FAFSA Simplification Act page for updates.

2024–2025 FAFSA Simplification.

Due to the passing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Simplification Act on December 27, 2020, as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the FAFSA is changing for the 2024–2025 aid year.

You can expect the following changes:

  • The 2024–2025 FAFSA will not be available until December 2023.
    • The 2024–2025 FAFSA determines your financial aid eligibility for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 terms.
  • New terminology will be added to the FAFSA. 
  • Eligibility for federal financial aid will be expanded.

For more detailed information, please visit our FAFSA Simplification Act page or

Graduate and Law students, note the start of the 2024–2025 financial aid application process.

Graduate and Law students, the 2024–2025 FAFSA is now available. Visit our website for a link to the FASFA and required forms for Graduate and Law financial aid.  

We suggest students complete the form now to allow ample time for processing. The Department of Education has informed schools that they will not be providing schools access to the FAFSA data until mid-to-late March. We are unable to assist with any specific questions you may have related to your FAFSA until we gain access to this FAFSA data. For more detailed information, please visit our FAFSA Simplification Act page.

Looking for a job?

The Summer 2024 job opportunities will be available on the Student Employment Job Listings page beginning in April.  The BC Career Center offers plenty of resources as well as tips on writing great resumes and cover letters when applying for student jobs.  The current 2023–2024 Academic Year job listings will remain open until May 19, 2024. 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).

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

Are you a student veteran?

If you would like your veteran status noted in EagleApps, please contact Linda Malenfant at

Review notices and disclosures.

Students should review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information on our Notices and Disclosures page.

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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