This page will be updated with information about the 2017 Commencement activities in January 2017. Please check back then.
College of Engineering Undergraduate Convocation
Saturday, May 20 2017 at 10:00 am
925 Commonwealth Avenue
The College of Engineering Checklist and Survey will be open for eligible graduating seniors in March 2017. If seniors have any questions regarding graduation in general, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
College of Engineering Graduate Convocation
Saturday, May 20 at 4:00 pm
Fitness & Recreation Center, 3-Court Gym
915 Commonwealth Avenue
All University Commencement
Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 pm
For more information, please visit www.bu.edu/commencement
Additional Events for Graduating Seniors
Engineering Dean’s Senior Lunch
Monday, May 15 at 12:00 noon
Location: Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor
Engineering Annual Senior BBQ
Friday, May 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, 575 Memorial Drive
Cap & Gown Information
Everyone who participates in an academic ceremony on Commencement Day is required to wear a cap and gown as approved by the University.
How can I order photographs of the event?
Commencement Photos Inc. photographs every student who receives a degree on stage during the ceremony. If you do not receive information in the mail by the end of April, feel free to contact them directly via their website at www.commencementphotos.com.
Is there a limit to the number of guests I can bring?
No, there is no limit at College of Engineering Ceremony at the Track and Tennis Center. We do require that you let us know how many people you plan to bring to the ceremony, so that we can properly prepare for the event. Eligible seniors must log on to http://www.bu.edu/dbin/eng5/graduation/ugrad/ to complete the form noting this information by a date to be determined.
Do my guests need tickets?
No tickets are required for either ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
What if I or one of my guests requires handicapped seating or other accommodations?
We do need to know you/your guest’s requirement in advance. Families should contact Disability Services to discuss their specific needs by May 1st.
Will we have a rehearsal like we did in high school?
No, there is no rehearsal for either ceremony.
How early should our guests arrive?
For the main ceremony, it is recommended that guests arrive by 12:00 pm. For the College of Engineering ceremony, 9:00 am.
What is the Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel at 11 am on commencement day?
It is the non-denominational religious service for those interested; attendance is not required.
Is it necessary to attend the main ceremony on Nickerson?
No, it is not required but strongly encouraged.
Approximately how long is the College of Engineering ceremony?
The ceremony lasts approximately an hour and 45 minutes.