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Commencement at Boston College

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

Congratulations, Class of 2018 Graduates!

The 142nd Commencement of Boston College was held on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. The two-part ceremony began with the University Commencement (main ceremony) procession at 9:05 a.m. All graduates assembled by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement began at 9:05 a.m. At the conclusion of the University Commencement, graduates and their guests moved to the assigned locations for the individual school/College Diploma Ceremonies at which diplomas were awarded.

2018 Commencement Speaker and HDRs

Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton D. Gregory, the highest-ranking African American bishop in the United States, who heads one of the country’s fastest growing archdioceses, addressed the graduates at Boston College’s 142nd Commencement Exercises on May 21.

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented Archbishop Gregory with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony, which took place at 10 a.m. in Alumni Stadium.  

In addition, the University presented honorary degrees to: retired Boston College administrator Joseph Duffy, S.J., ’50, MA’51, STL’58, former University Secretary and former rector of the Jesuit Community; Drew Gilpin Faust, outgoing president of Harvard University; Kendall B. Reid ’79, award-winning HBO documentary producer; and Alberto Vasallo III ’89, president and CEO of El Mundo Boston.

Read the Commencement 2018 BC News article

Commencement 2018 Speaker Archbishop Gregory Underscores the Power of Words 



Boston College Law School Commencement

The Law School commencement ceremony was held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. For more information, please visit the Law School Commencement web page.

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