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The Boston College Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony:
The Woods College Diploma Ceremony location will be announced in April.
Please visit the Commencement website for more details.
Official communications are only sent to your BC email; 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 before the graduation date.
If you have questions about your eligibility for graduation, please get in touch with 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 diplomas during the prior semester 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 diplomas 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 before leaving the University. Failure to complete an exit interview or resolve any outstanding financial obligation to the University will result in a hold 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.
Those who would like to participate in the May Commencement Exercises must fill out two forms:
1. BC's Commencement Registration Form
Filling out this form confirms attendance at the Main Ceremony.
2. The Woods College Commencement Participation Questionnaire
Filling out this form confirms attendance at the Woods College Diploma Ceremony.
These forms will be sent via email at the end of March 2024 to students who:
Please check your BC email periodically.
This information will be posted in March 2024.
After completing all course requirements, many changes will occur to a BC graduate's computing services, it will depend on the graduation term.
Email, BC Google account, Agora Portal, BC Zoom, Microsoft Office 365, network access, and all other BC services will be available for 180 days, following the below schedule:
Graduates will receive an email reminder one month before they lose access to BC services.
For detailed information, including how to preserve your data, please visit the Information Technology Services (ITS) website.
Need help? Call the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or email at email@example.com.