We look forward to welcoming families and friends to a traditional Commencement this spring.
The Boston College Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony:
Please visit the Commencement website for detailed information.
Official communications are sent to your BC email only, please check it frequently.
The University awards degrees in May, August, and December and holds a Commencement Ceremony in May each year. Students who have completed all requirements for their degree before a specific date are eligible to receive their degree at the University’s next official graduation date. A diploma will not be dated before all work is completed.
Students must submit this form to be considered for graduation clearance. This form does not guarantee your graduation as you still need to complete all degree requirements prior to the graduation date.
If you have questions about your eligibility for graduation, please contact your academic advisor.
Request to Graduate Forms:
This will ensure that a graduate's diploma is printed correctly and that the graduate's name is listed in the University's Commencement program. Please note that only a graduate's name, degree, and Latin honors (if applicable) are printed on the diploma. Students who already received their diploma during the prior semester may skip this step.
The deadlines for students to verify their diploma names are:
> Students provide their names as they wish for them to appear on their diploma using the Diploma Name Information section in the Agora Portal.
Login to the Agora Portal and go to:
If you have any questions about updating your diploma name, please contact Student Services at 617-552-3300.
In March, any graduating Woods College student who has received any federal student loans and/or disbursements from Boston College must complete an exit interview with the Financial Services Office, prior to leaving the University. Failure to complete an exit interview or to resolve any outstanding financial obligation to the University will result in a hold being placed on your diploma and transcript.
For answers to questions regarding student loans repayment, call the Office of Student Services at 617-552-3300 or 800-294-0294 and ask to speak with a member of the Loan Repayment staff.
By completing this form you will confirm your attendance at Commencement Exercises, Main and Diploma Ceremonies.
The questionnaire will be emailed in March 2023 to students who have successfully submitted the "Request to Graduate Form" (Step #1), and have been cleared by their academic advisor to participate in May Commencement Ceremonies.
Information about cap and gown orders will be posted in April 2023.
After completing all course requirements, many changes will occur to a graduate's Boston College computing services (including email, Google account, Agora Portal, network access, Zoom, and others), the time will depend on your graduation term.
For students graduating in May, BC services will be available until December 1st of that same year, click the button below for details.
For students graduating in the Summer or December, BC services will be available until April 1st of the following year, click the button below for details.
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