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Commencement at Boston College

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

2016 Commencement

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 9:05 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 9:05 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 Speaker and HDRs


United States Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, an alumnus of Boston College, will return to his alma mater to address the Class of 2016 at the University's 140th Commencement Exercises on May 23.

Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J., will present Moniz with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. in Alumni Stadium, rain or shine.

In addition, the University will present honorary degrees to: St. Boniface Haiti Foundation founding president Nannette Canniff; Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management Managing Director John (Jack) Joyce ’61, M.B.A. ’70, chairman of the Boston College Club; María Eugenia (Gena) McGowan, principal of St. Matthew Catholic School in Phoenix, Ariz.; and Father Emmanuel Mwerekande M.A. ’06, a priest at Our Lady of Fatima parish in Uganda.

Some 4,000 Boston College students will receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees at separate ceremonies held around campus after the main Commencement event.

Here is the link to the BC News article

Here is the link to The Heights article

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

Commencement Smartphone Mobile Website

All the information you need for Commencement 2016 is available at your fingertips! With the Boston College Commencement Mobile Website, available for free at, you will be able to review the schedule of events, locate on-campus dining options, read speaker bios, consult interactive campus maps, and find information quickly and easily. In addition, any late-breaking information on ceremony locations or severe weather updates will be available through this handy app. The Commencement Mobile Website runs on both Apple and Android smart phones and tablets.

Users will NOT have to go to iTunes or the Android Marketplace to download it.

On your smartphone, open a web browser such as Safari or Chrome, and type in Tap on “Download Commencement Mobile.” Tap on “bookmarks” icon. Tap “Add to Home Screen.” Then tap “Add.”

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