Schedule of Events
Woods College of Advancing Studies
Sunday, May 21, 2017
All graduating students and their families are encouraged to participate in the Baccalaureate Mass.
*Graduates should be attired in gown but without cap and hood. All should be seated by 11:45 a.m. You may sit with family and friends during the Mass.
Reception for Parents, Graduates, and Guests
In the event of rain, this reception will be cancelled. No tickets are necessary.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Commencement Day
Arrival and Assembly
*All graduates should be in the assembly areas by 8:15 a.m.*
- Undergraduate students, Linden Lane. Middle Campus, in front of Gasson Hall.
- Graduate students, Conte Forum. North Stands (Rec Plex Side).
The academic procession will begin at 9:15 a.m.
The procession enters from both the south (Merkert) and west (Forum) sides of Alumni Stadium.
Woods College of Advancing Studies will be leading the Procession through the front of the West and North stands (Plex end) and down the side aisle to their assigned seats.
8:15 a.m. All graduates should be in the assembly areas as indicated
9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated in Alumni Stadium
9:15 a.m. The academic procession for the University Commencement will begin
10:00 a.m. University Commencement begins
12:00 noon Diploma ceremony for WCAS begins in St. Ignatius Church
For your convenience, Dining Services will have some food services available.
- Corcoran Commons
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Meatball Obsession (at Lower Campus Plaza)
7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Hillside Café
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For detailed information about resources available for visitors during Commencement day, please go to the Visitor Resources website www.bc.edu/offices/commencement/visitors
For detailed information about Commencement, please visit