Class of 1970 Commencement

Program of Events

Saturday, May 15

Through the Lens: Peter Simon (COM’70) and Your Generation

New Event!

3:30 p.m.
College of Communication Auditorium
Nationally acclaimed photojournalist, author, and music historian Peter Simon presents his photographic work and discusses the life and culture of the Class of 1970’s generation. Mr. Simon’s presentation will include images captured during his time as photo editor of the BU News, work from his book I and Eye (Bulfinch, 2001), and other shots of major figures, events, locations, and lifestyles—both in the mainstream and the counterculture—spanning the past forty years.

For more information on Peter, visit his website.
This event is open to the public.

Service of Remembrance

5:30 p.m.
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
Join fellow alumni and friends in a in a service of reflection to remember the triumphs and tragedies of 1970, as well as to honor deceased members of the BU Class of 1970. Officiated by Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill, Dean of Marsh Chapel, the service will include music and memories from the era.

Class of 1970 Reception

6:15 p.m.
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Mugar Memorial Library, 771 Commonwealth Avenue

Enjoy a warm and inviting cocktail reception for the members of the Class of 1970 and their guests, while perusing the exhibits in the University’s Archives. The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center captures and documents history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play a significant part in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. At this special viewing, explore photographs, documents and other memorabilia from the 1960s and 1970s as well as “A Retrospective Exhibition of the Life and Work of Bette Davis” and the very special Martin Luther King, Jr., GRS’55, exhibition. For more information on the Archives, please visit: and

Celebration 2010 Buffet Dinner

8 p.m.
Fuller Building, 808 Commonwealth Avenue
Members of the Class of 1970 and their families are welcome to join the Class of 2010 and their families at this sumptuous buffet dinner, with beer, wine, and soft drinks included.
Tickets: $30 per person

Sunday, May 16

Class of 1970 Convocation and Reception

9 a.m.
CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue (Note location change)
Walk across the stage and be recognized individually at this formal convocation for the Class of 1970. Complimentary breakfast reception to follow.

Formation of the Academic Procession

12 noon
CFA Concert Hall, 855 Commonwealth Avenue (Note location change)

The 137th Commencement of Boston University*

1 p.m.
Nickerson Field
Join the Class of 2010 in the academic procession, then be seated in a special section among graduating students to take part in the ceremony, which will include a tribute to the Class of 1970.

* Please note: a misprint on the reply card for this event indicates a $30 charge for participation, which is actually complimentary.


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