College of Fine Arts Graduation 2014

Boston University Commencement Information

Please be aware of the security that BU will be enforcing throughout the weekend.

Do not wear your robe into the venue, and make sure your guests are aware of other limitations. 

College of Fine Arts Convocation

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Track and Tennis Center, 4 pm
100 Ashford Street
Duration: Approximately two hours

No tickets are needed for guests attending the CFA Convocation 

All University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Nickerson Field, 1 p.m.
Rain or shine

Duration: Approximately two hours

Attending the Ceremonies

No tickets are needed for guests attending

Graduate Student Instructions 2014

Undergraduate Student Instructions 2014

Neither the University-wide ceremony nor the CFA convocation ceremony is mandatory. Graduates who are unable to attend may have their diplomas mailed. All degree candidates should access the Student Link to verify and/or update important diploma and commencement information. If you do not have access to the Student Link, please visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website. The Office of the University Registrar provides the dates which the diplomas are released for mailing. It is imperative that your mailing address is correct in order to receive your diploma. Diplomas will be mailed to September and January graduates and for those May graduates unable to attend the CFA Convocation Ceremony. 

Graduation Reviews and Degree Requirements


Apply for Graduation - it is too late to apply for May 2014 – contact Alyssa Baker at  

All students must have a graduation review or received verification that they have completed their graduation requirements.  Unresolved problems may hold up receipt of your degree. Any AP scores, transfer credits and declaration of minors MUST be resolved immediately. Contact Cecilia Yudin to ensure you are able to graduate on time.

If you have any remaining questions about your academic requirements for graduation, please contact one of the staff below.

School of Music
Sarah Bellott,

School of Visual Arts
Jeannette Guillemin,

School of Theatre
Paolo DiFabio,
Jon Savage (design and production),

Dean’s Office, Enrollment Services

Alyssa and Cecilia can assist you with any questions you might have about graduation. Please ask us anything!

Alyssa Baker
Cecilia Yudin

Latin Honors

Only undergraduate students at Boston University can receive Latin Honors. Students with Latin Honors will receive honor cords for the CFA Convocation ceremony. They are available for pick up in the Dean’s Office, Room 230. See Julie Hall at the front desk.

Latin Honors Breakpoints for May 2014 graduates:

Cum Laude 3.62 – 3.70

Magna Cum Laude 3.71 – 3.83

Summa Cum Laude 3.84 – 4.00

Latin honors are calculated after the seventh semester. They could go up after Spring 2014 but will not go down.

Online Graduate Students

Students in our music education and art education graduate programs should direct any questions to Shannon Streets, Academic Administrator for Online Programs at We look forward to seeing you at the ceremony!

Cap and Gown Information 

You can order your cap and gown through the BU Commencement website. The deadline to order your cap and gown is March 21st, 2014. Undergraduates and Masters students are required to buy regalia and DMA students must rent regalia. All participants must wear a cap and gown walk in the May ceremony.

Financial Aid Exit Counseling and Your Student Account

If you have a Federal Stafford Loan, you MUST complete exit counseling in order to graduate. Please go to the Financial Aid webpage to complete this. Perkins Loans require that you call 617-353-2340 to complete exit counseling.

If your student account is not settled you will not receive your diploma. Please make sure your bill is 100% all set. Check with Student Accounts if you have questions.


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