All-University Commencement

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Nickerson Field, 1 p.m.

Rain or shine
Duration: Approximately two hours

We hope you’ll join us for this energizing celebration as some 20,000 guests come together to honor this year’s graduates and celebrate their future endeavors to pave the way, make their mark, and improve our world.

If you can’t make an appearance at Nickerson, you can still catch the ceremony via webcast on our homepage starting at 1pm on May 20.

As is BU tradition, this year’s Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients will be announced at the annual Senior Breakfast in May. Check back for details.

Tickets & Guest Seating

There are no tickets for the All-University Commencement ceremony, nor do we limit how many guests a graduate may have present. Individual school and college ceremonies and other Commencement-related events may require registration or ticket purchase. Contact your school’s Commencement Coordinator for information regarding your ceremony’s guest policy.

Seats for the ceremony are first-come, first-served, and the stands at Nickerson fill quickly. We advise arriving at the field no later than noon. While general seating is not reserved, we provide designated areas for guests with disabilities.

More information to come

We are working on finalizing all the details for the big day now and this website will grow to include information for students, family & friends, and faculty & staff. Please check back in December and January to find out more!