Commencement at Boston College
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
The 140th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:15 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:15 a.m. At the conclusion of the University Commencement, graduates and their guests will go to the assigned locations for the individual school/College Diploma Ceremonies at which diplomas are awarded.
2016 Commencement Fair
Wednesday, March 30th and Thursday, March 31, 2016
Yawkey Center, Murray Room
Students will be able to pre-register for their cap and gown order, join the Senior Gift honor roll, purchase GOLD alumni football tickets, Senior Week tickets, class rings, meet with the Career Center, complete a Financial Aid exit interview, and meet with representatives from the individual schools to discuss graduation requirements.
Boston College Law School Commencement
The Law School commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. For more information, please visit the Law School Commencement webpage
Chicago Archbishop Blase Joseph Cupich, leader of the country’s third-largest Catholic diocese and a champion for the economically and socially disenfranchised, addressed the graduates at Boston College’s 139th annual Commencement Exercises on May 18, 2015.
University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Archbishop Cupich with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony. In addition, the University presented honorary degrees to: Sister Marie Chin, a mainstay of the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica; Lynch School of Education alumnus Michael Motyl ’01, president of the Guadalupe Regional Middle School in Texas; executive, writer and motivational speaker Steve Pemberton ’89; and Lee Woodruff, journalist and best-selling author.
- 2015 Undergraduate Student Commencement Guide
- 2015 Graduate and Law Student Commencement Guide
- 2015 Guide for Families
**Guides for 2016 will be available at the end of March**
Commencement 2015 - Video