Class of 1970 Commencement

Thank You!



Thank you, Class of 1970, for inspiring the BU community.

On May 15 & 16, 2010, more than 225 members of the Boston University Class of 1970 came together, with their families and friends, to experience the Commencement they’d never had. Tears were shed and spirits lifted as voices joined in song at the Service of Remembrance, as 1970 graduates walked across the stage at Convocation, and as the Class of 2010 graced this historic group of alumni with a standing ovation at the University’s 137th Commencement.

You have contributed to and created your own history during these past forty years and have wonderful dreams still to be accomplished during the next several decades.

— From University Provost David K. Campbell’s Class of 1970 Convocation speech

Boston University thanks the Class of 1970 for bringing the passionate, indomitable spirit of their era back to campus. Please read further to learn about the impact of this class and this event on the University community and beyond.

And don’t forget to connect with even more classmates through the BU Alumni Association Facebook page and the Class of 1970 Commencement Facebook event page!

Event Coverage

The Class of 1970 Commencement Weekend secured an unprecedented amount of local and national coverage. Below, you’ll find links to photo and video galleries, print and radio stories, thoughts from your fellow alumni and the Class of 1970 Commencement Weekend guest book.

  • Photo & Video Gallery
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of a weekend filled with rekindled connections, nostalgia, and triumph.
  • Love Letters
    Read the words of Class of 1970 alumni, faculty, and friends who found closure and connections—and who just plain had a great time.
  • In the Press
    From campus media to the New York Times, coverage of the weekend was broadcast far and wide.
  • Guest Book
    Share your thoughts on the weekend with fellow alumni.

I think that underneath it all, what this generation was reaching for, and what you are leaving your society, is a greater insistence on the human ethical and political need to choose.

— From Arts & Sciences Dean Virginia Sapiro’s Class of 1970 Convocation speech