Graduation 2017

Graduates Need To:

  1. Fill out the Intent to Graduate form – you must have filled out the Intent to Graduate form on CAS Advising’s website.
  2. Purchase Regaliaorder online or purchase in-store at Barnes & Noble at BU.
  3. Request disabled seating for your guests (if applicable.)
  4. Take the Senior Survey – the BMB Program needs your feedback & you can enter to win one of six $50 gift cards.
  5. Attend a Prep Meeting – we will review the ceremony procedures and Dr. Tolan will practice your name pronunciation at this mandatory meeting. Choose one:
    • Friday, May 12, from 3:30 – 4:30pm in CGS 129 (871 Comm. Ave.)
    • Friday, May 19, from 3:00 – 4:00pm in CGS 129 (871 Comm. Ave.)

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Convocation
Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m.
College of General Studies Auditorium
871 Commonwealth Avenue

Parking info. here.

At this ceremony, graduates will have their name read, walk across the stage, pose for individual photography, and pick up their diploma.

Tickets: no tickets are required for the BMB Convocation and there is no limit on the number of guests graduates can bring (though we do expect about five guests per graduate).

Seating: Seats are first-come, first-served starting at 3:15pm. Seating for guests with disabilities is available. Wheelchairs are not available for rent, so guests should plan to bring their own.

Dress: Graduates should wear cap and gown.

Duration: Approximately one hour + reception afterward (reception features beverages and hors d’oeuvres).

Photography: A photographer will be present to snap a photo of each graduate receiving his/her diploma case.

All-University Commencement
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:00pm
Nickerson Field
285 Babcock St.
Rain or shine

Parking info. here.

Tickets: No tickets are required for the All-University Commencement ceremony and there is no limit on how many guests a graduate may have.

Seating: Seats are first-come, first-served. It is advised to arrive no later than noon. While general seating is not reserved, there are designated areas for guests with disabilities.

Dress: Graduates should wear cap and gown.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Videography: The ceremony will be filmed by a videographer – DVD ordering information is here.


Contact Diana Hughes ( or 617-353-2432), BMB Program Coordinator, with any additional questions.