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Undergraduate Student Commencement Guide


You're Almost There!

Commencement exercises at Boston College are scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. The Academic Procession begins at 9:05 a.m.

Listed below are important details that need your attention before you leave the University.

A companion booklet, the Commencement Guide for Families, will be mailed to your family in the beginning of April. If they do not receive this booklet, they should contact the Commencement Office at or 617-552-4330 or refer to the Commencement website, where a downloadable version will also be available.

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



commencement preparations—january through may 2017

gasson hall

Office of the University Secretary Here you'll find information regarding the Commencement Mobile Website, Electronic Invitations, Cap and Gown Rentals, Photographs, and much more!

lyons hall

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

senior week

Senior Week Celebrations—May 16 through May 19
Read the Dean of Students Advisory on Senior Week Activities, and get information regarding residence hall closing and moving out.

Baccalaureate Mass Class of 1963

Baccalaureate Mass—Sunday, May 21, 2017 Weather permitting, there will be a reception for graduates, family members, and friends on O'Neill Plaza after the Mass.

commencement stage

Commencement Day—Monday, May 22, 2017 Information regarding Arrival and Assembly, Alumni Stadium Seating, the Academic Procession, Shuttle Buses, Satellite Parking, and much more.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Information about the Diploma Distribution Ceremony and the Awards Ceremony—Sunday, May 21, 3:00 p.m.

graduate waiving to family and friends

James A. Woods, S.J., College of Advancing Studies Information about the Commencement Packets and the Diploma Ceremony.

graduate waiving to family and friends

Carroll School of Management Information about the Diploma Distribution Ceremony, the Awards Ceremony—Sunday, May 21, 2:00 p.m., Application Information for Student Commencement Speaker, and much more!

gradutes holding connell school banners

William F. Connell School of Nursing Information regarding the Senior Meeting, Convocation Ceremony, and the Diploma Distribution Ceremony.

school children hugging graduate

Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education Information about Commencement Packets, the Awards Ceremony, and the Diploma Distribution Ceremony.



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