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Graduate Student Commencement Guide



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Commencement exercises at Boston College are scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. The Academic Procession begins at 9:05 a.m.

If you have any questions, contact the Commencement Office at or 617-552-4330 or refer to the Commencement website,

The Law School Commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018, in Conte Forum on the Chestnut Hill Campus. Please contact the Law School at (617) 552-2527. 

Please read this guide carefully and contact the appropriate office if you have questions. Congratulations and good luck!



commencement preparations—january through may 2018


Commencement Office Information regarding the Commencement mobile website, electronic invitations, cap and gown rentals, photographs, and much more!

commencement programs

Office of Student Services Information regarding degree requirements and graduation status, student loan exit interviews, outstanding balances on student accounts, and transcript requests.

Baccalaureate Mass Class of 1963

Baccalaureate Mass—Sunday, May 20, 2018 Information regarding the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday and the reception for graduates, family members, and friends that follows (weather permitting).

commencement stage

Commencement Day—Monday, May 21, 2018 Information regarding arrival and assembly, Alumni Stadium seating, the academic procession, shuttle buses, satellite parking, and much more!

graduate waiving to family and friends

Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Information regarding graduation clearance, electronic invitations, and the diploma distribution ceremony.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Boston College School of Social Work Information regarding the diploma distribution ceremony and electronic invitations.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Carroll Graduate School of Management Information regarding the diploma distribution ceremony, electronic invitations, and the Commencement reply form.

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William F. Connell School of Nursing—Graduate Programs Information regarding the Graduate Nurses' Association, the Commencement dinner and awards ceremony, and the Commencement ceremony.

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Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education—Graduate Programs Information regarding the Commencement reply form, electronic invitations, the awards ceremony, the diploma distribution ceremony, and academic regalia.

graduate holding children

James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies—Graduate Programs Information regarding electronic invitations and the diploma distribution ceremony.

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Boston College Law School Information regarding hotel accommodations, graduation events, and bar certification.

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School of Theology and Ministry Information regarding Commencement exercises, electronic invitations, graduate survey, and the diploma distribution ceremony.



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