2019 News

Saturday, June 1

Lost & Found: How $1,784 Made Its Way Back to Owner

BU custodian Rosa Cardoso discovered the cash during Commencement cleanup
BU Today

Tuesday, May 28

Alex and Leo, a Story of Love, Healing—and Graduating

The guardian of a badly burned African boy being treated in Boston earns an SPH degree, starts their next chapter
BU Today

Friday, May 24

The Best Moments from Commencement 2019

Photo essay captures all the emotion of the day
BU Today

Thursday, May 23

Rite of Passage: Catching Up with Four Students, Four Years Later

Journeys included depression, fears, perseverance, and ultimately, pride in their accomplishments
BU Today

2019 Grads: Find Yourself in This Commencement Photo

Zoom in among the 7,509 graduates on Nickerson Field for some familiar faces
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Researcher Who Exposed Flint Water Crisis to SPH Grads: “Stand Up for What Is Right”

Convocation speaker Mona Hanna-Attisha urges perseverance in the face of health injustices
BU Today

Wednesday, May 22

It All Looks So Easy

Time-lapse of 2019 Commencement belies precision planning behind event
BU Today

Joanne Chang Uses Imaginary Menu to Impart Life Lessons at SHA Convocation

Flour and Myers + Chang chef-owner on the importance of listening to your inner voice
BU Today

Tuesday, May 21

Ann McKee Urges MED Graduates to Speak Up for the Voiceless

“Tell the hard truth, and tell it over and over and over, until people listen and it is heard”
BU Today

Monday, May 20

Sights and Sounds from BU’s 2019 Commencement

Video captures the best moments from University’s 146th ceremony
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For Lul Mohamud (CAS’19), Commencement Is a Chance to Honor Her Parents

“All of my successes are the result of their love, dedication, and sacrifice”
BU Today

BU student commencement speaker evokes MLK, urging graduates to ‘scream at the sky’

Boston Globe

Sunday, May 19

Commencement 2019

Broadcast of the celebration at Nickerson Field
Commencement

The Truth Still Matters, National Academy of Sciences President Tells 2019 Grads

“Your University education arms you with the skills to determine who and what to trust,” says Marcia McNutt
BU Today

In Baccalaureate Address: John Howe (MED’69, Hon.’19) Puts Names to “Making a Difference”

BU alum and trustee reflects on how BU prepares grads to engage in “citizen diplomacy”
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BU’s Black Graduates Celebrate Community, Togetherness

Alum and Facebook exec tells Umoja audience: “Find the people who lift you up, but keep it real”
BU Today

Saturday, May 18

See the Latest Commencement Photos and Messages on 2019’s Tagboard

BU community uses #BU2019 to capture the weekend
BU Today

Friday, May 17

Student Speaker to Reflect on Historic Moments Her Class Has Lived Through

Posse scholar Adia Turner (CAS’19) will take the podium at BU’s 146th Commencement
BU Today

Thursday, May 16

“Ask Jacky Chen.” BU Chinese Students Did, All the Time

Graduating senior had all the answers for incoming international Chinese freshmen
BU Today

Graduating Students Share Their Journeys of Faith

Personal reflections offered during Marsh Chapel’s annual “This I Believe” Sunday
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Wednesday, May 15

Your Guide to Commencement Weekend 2019

Take a riverboat cruise, visit the Lawn On D, enjoy a Boston Pops concert, and more
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2019 Metcalf Cup and Prize Goes to Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler

Gregory Stoller, Neal Fleisher honored with Metcalf Awards
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Pregnant and Pursuing a PhD, the Ultimate Juggling Act

Completing a doctorate and another monumental task: having a baby
BU Today

Behind Bars. And Graduating from BU

Prison Education Program: Steven Correia’s story shows why it matters
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Tuesday, May 14

10 Free Things to Do with Family and Friends This Weekend

History trails, Faneuil Hall, the Boston Harborwalk, and more
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Prosecuting the Big Cases

Robert Khuzami (LAW’83) to speak at School of Law Convocation
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Monday, May 13

FAQs about BU’s 2019 Commencement

Parking? Best photo spots? Dogs? Caps and gowns? Bathrooms? You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
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Meet This Year’s Honorary Degree Recipients

Glass ceiling–breaking scientist, X-Men producer, TV exec, and life-saving trustee to be honored Sunday
BU Today

Saturday, May 11

No Restaurant Reservations Commencement Weekend? No Problem

Seven local eateries where you can show up last minute
BU Today

Thursday, May 9

The Myths and Legends Behind the BU Seal

Step on it before Commencement at your own peril
BU Today

Wednesday, May 8

Final Quiz for the Class of 2019: What Will You Miss Most about BU?

Answers: the Howard Thurman Center, the BU Beach, friends who became family—oh, and the BUMPlings
BU Today

Monday, May 6

10 Gifts Graduates Don’t Know They Need

College graduation presents that are practical, fun, maybe even life-changing
BU Today

The Past Four Years: A Retrospective for the Class of 2019

Pop culture, news, and sports highlights graduates witnessed
BU Today

Colleges Announce Commencement Speakers

Commencement Speakers Announced: Alfred, Baruch, Boston U, Chaffey, Cranbrook, Drury, East Tennessee State, Loyola Chicago, Manchester CC, Maria, Monroe CC, Park, Ramapo, Randolph-Macon, Rollins, St. John’s, U Miami
Inside Higher Ed

Saturday, May 4

Advice to the Class of 2019: “Make a Difference in the World”

Faculty and staff offer some words of advice and encouragement
BU Today

Friday, May 3

National Academy of Sciences President Announced as 146th Commencement Speaker

Honorary degree recipients, student speaker also named at Friday’s Senior Breakfast
BU Today

Wednesday, April 17

Here’s a look at who’s speaking at area commencements this spring

Spring is here and so is commencement season, which will include dozens of speeches from noted leaders, academics, actors, and activists.
Boston Globe