Student Information



In order to provide the best Commencement experience for all in attendance, we now require all graduates to register both themselves and their guests. Please use the buttons below to register for the Commencement events you plan to attend, including Baccalaureate Mass, the Main Ceremony, and your Individual Diploma Ceremony.

For students who graduated in December 2023 or are graduating in May 2024, except for Law students


For students who graduated in August 2023


For Law students


Photos and Yearbook


Purchasing the Sub Turri Yearbook

The 2024 Sub Turri Yearbook is now available for purchase. The book will be priced at $115 until December 29, and then we will raise the price to $125. We also have personalization available until January 29, 2024. Books will be distributed to students on campus during Senior Week.

Photos of Students Receiving Diplomas

At the Diploma Ceremonies for our individual schools, a professional photographer will take pictures of each undergraduate receiving his or her diploma.

You will receive information about placing orders from the photographer prior to Commencement.

Please note: So that all guests may have an unobstructed view at individual school diploma ceremonies, those using cameras may not approach the stage during these ceremonies.

Cap and Gown Pickup


Picking Up Your Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown Headquarters will be located in the lobby/bookstore in McElroy Commons. Students will need to come to the Boston College Bookstore on one of the days and times listed below. When picking up their order, students need to have their BC ID and the order confirmation number they received with them. Cap and Gown Headquarters will be open on the following days:

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (last day for cap and gown pickup)

Cap and gown distribution will NOT be available on Saturday or Sunday prior to Commencement. Emergency pickup is available on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the bookstore located in McElroy Commons.

For questions, please contact the District Director, Ginger Defino, at

Dropping Off Your Cap and Gown (Doctoral Students Only)

Doctoral students should return their cap and gown at the Main Bookstore in McElroy Commons or at Hillside Shop in Maloney Hall by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Law Student?

Visit the Law School Commencement website for cap and gown information.

Senior Week Activities


Senior Week is a springtime rite of passage on the Heights. The week offers seniors a special opportunity to commemorate their time together and celebrate their status as rising alumni. Senior Week activities are scheduled for week between final exams and Commencement Monday. These events are planned by the Senior Week Student Committee under the direction of the Office of Student Involvement (OSI).

For up-to-date information about Senior Week activities, please visit the Senior Week website.

Questions? Email

Dean of Students Advisory

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) reminds seniors that the University's Community Standards prevail throughout this period. As members of the Boston College community, students are expected to respect and adhere to all University policies throughout Senior Week. It is important to note that violations of University policy that occur during Senior Week may result in disciplinary action that could jeopardize one's status at Boston College.

Graduation Clearance Process


Students should visit the Student Services website and contact Student Services regarding information on graduation clearance. 

Academic Honors


Academic honors printed in the Commencement program are based on grade averages. The cumulative average for degrees with honors will be as follows:

  • summa cum laude (with the highest honors)—3.9–4.0
  • magna cum laude (with high honors)—3.8–3.899
  • cum laude (with honors)—3.667–3.799

Graduates names are listed in the Commencement Program if they completed degree requirements by the end of the second semester of the 2023–2024 academic year or if their degree was awarded since last May. If a graduate’s name is not in the program, he/she may call the Office of Student Services and speak with his/her Assistant Registrar.

Academic honors are not calculated for graduate students except for law. Law students’ Latin honors are calculated as follows: Summa Cum Laude is awarded to the top 2% of the class. Magna Cum Laude is awarded to the top 10% of the class. Cum Laude is awarded to students graduating in the upper third of the class. Honors will be noted on the student’s diploma.

Residence Hall Closings


All graduating residents are required to check out and vacate their rooms by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2024. Visit for more information.

Alumni Association


The Boston College Alumni Association is located in the Cadigan Alumni Center on the Brighton Campus, 2121 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, MA, 02135. You may reach the Alumni Association by phone at (617) 552-4700 or email at

Message to the Class of 2024

When you graduate from Boston College, you join over 207,000 Boston College alumni worldwide! As members of the Class of 2024, you now have available a variety of opportunities and benefits designed to keep you connected to Boston College for a lifetime. Here are just a few:

  • Affinity Programs: By tapping into our alumni’s shared passions, interests, and identities, the affinity programs provides an opportunity for alumni and friends to connect with each other and with friends in a deeper and more personal way. This is done through the work of the 13 councils and networks that are based on specific areas of interest, which can be academic, cultural, identity based, professional, social, or spiritual.

  • Career Support: We have the tools to help you grow and expand your professional network. Join our online mentorship platform, Eagle Exchange, to connect with current students and fellow alumni. Sign up today at

  • Class-Based Programming: Don’t wait until your fifth reunion to see your classmates again. Every class has a committee of volunteers who plan and organize events and programs throughout every year leading up to and including reunion. Our GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) programming offers many social and career-related activities designed specifically for YOU, our newest alumni!

  • Chapters: A growing network of more than 70 chapters across the globe keep alumni connected to Boston College in every corner of the world. Chapters organize annual activities such as service projects, spiritual retreats, social and networking gatherings, as well as athletic and arts events, and play a vital role in keeping alumni informed about and engaged with their alma mater. To find a chapter near you, visit

  • Communications: As a graduate, you will now automatically receive the Boston College Magazine, which features interesting stories, BC news, and class notes. You will also receive our e-newsletter, Alumni Connections, filled with upcoming programs and activities and ways for you to become involved as a volunteer, a quarterly “adulting” newsletter, and weekly emails with events happening in your geographic area. Visit the Alumni Association website at to learn more about staying connected. We are also all over social media, so check us out on Facebook, X, Instagram, and more!

    • Make sure your contact information is up to date by visiting here.

Now that you have graduated, you can be assured that your Boston College journey will continue for a lifetime as a proud alum. Congratulations, 2024!

Class Rings, Announcements, and Diploma Frames


Looking for the perfect way to remember this special milestone? Herff Jones and Jostens sell rings to graduating students. CB Graduation Announcements offer graduation announcements for sale. The BC Bookstore sells clothing and accessories, gifts and collectibles, diploma frames, and more.

Commencement day gifts such as flowers and graduation teddy bears, as well as class t-shirts and sweatshirts, are also available from the Commencement Group. Customers can pick up their orders or make purchases at a tent set up on the lower campus lawn in front of Maloney Hall on Commencement.