Commencement Weekend

Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Convocation

Friday, May 13, 2016

3 – 5:30 p.m.
GSDM Convocation
Walter Brown Arena, 285 Babcock Street

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena, 285 Babcock Street

Graduating students, family, and faculty are invited to the GSDM reception. No tickets are required. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.

Senior Awards Brunch

Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
GSDM Senior Awards Brunch
808 Commonwealth Avenue

Graduating Pre-doctoral students, family, and faculty are invited to the GSDM Senior Awards Brunch. The program will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Pre-registration required. Each graduate is allotted 4 tickets. If you require additional tickets please contact or 617-638-4889.

All-University Commencement

Sunday, May 15, 2016

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service
Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue

1 – 3 p.m.
All-University Commencement
Nickerson Field (rain or shine), 285 Babcock Street


Invitations for the GSDM Convocation will be available for pick-up at the Office of Student Affairs.

Parking and Public Transportation

Traffic along Commonwealth Avenue during Commencement Weekend can become heavily congested, causing long delays. We recommend using public transportation to and from campus whenever possible.


You can quickly and easily hop on a Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) bus or a train from campus to various places in the city and beyond. Check the MBTA site for maps and schedules, or use their trip planner.

BU Shuttle
We’ll provide free shuttle service between Kenmore Square and the Track & Tennis Center throughout the weekend for our guests. Check the shuttle route for stops near your destination.


For those who must drive to campus, most parking lots and garages will be open and available free of charge throughout the weekend.  Beginning in May, a Commencement parking list with suggested parking lots for the weekend convocations and events will be available.

The closest parking lot to the GSDM Convocation on Friday, May 15th is the Babcock Street Garage (278 Babcock Street)

All lots throughout BU have accessible parking for those with disabilities. As of May 11, any guests requiring a designated accessible parking permit should call Parking & Transportation Services at 617-353-2160.  Get details about accessible parking in the Disability Services section.

Disability Accommodations

Persons requesting any disability accommodation (guest seating, disability parking, wheelchair requests, and interpreter services) please visit the Disability Services section of the Commencement website and complete the online form.