Commencement 2018

The BU Law Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Track and Tennis Center. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony. The All-University Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. on Nickerson Field. For more information on that ceremony, please visit this website.

This website will be updated as more information becomes available. Please refer to the links to left for information about all aspects of Commencement 2018. If you have any questions regarding commencement that are not answered after reviewing those links, please email Elizabeth Clancey at

Law School Convocation

When/Where: Sunday, May 20 at 9:00 a.m. at the Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street.

Line-Up: All graduates (J.D. and LL.M.) must be assembled no later than 8:00 a.m. The procession will move into the Track and Tennis Center at 8:30 a.m. and Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Guests/Tickets: Doors to the Track and Tennis Center will open to family members and guests at 8:00 a.m. There is no limit to the number of guests you may bring to Law Commencement. Tickets are not required for admission.


Immediately following the Law Convocation there will be a reception for graduates, their guests, and faculty  from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All-University Commencement

Commencement day activities begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 20 with a Baccalaureate Service in Marsh Chapel. All-University Commencement exercises begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are not required for admission to Nickerson Field. For more information, please vist BU’s All-University Commencement page.

Announcements (available in March)

Boston University School of Law Commencement announcements are specific to the law school’s ceremony. Please note that announcements received with regalia orders are specifically for the All-University Commencement ceremony.

LAW Announcements will be available in the following offices come March:

  • Student Affairs Office (Suite 503)
  • Registrar’s Office (Suite 502)
  • Career Development & Public Service Office (Suite 902)
  • Graduate & International Programs Office (Suite 1003)
  • Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law Office (Suite 1005)
  • Graduate Tax Program Office (Suite 1005)