Commencement 2017

The BU Law Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Agganis Arena. A reception will follow at the Fitness & Recreation Center. The All-University Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 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 2017. If you have any questions regarding commencement that are not answered after reviewing those links, please email Elizabeth Mackell at


3L Farewell Dinner
(Graduating 3L’s only)

Schedule to be determined.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:00 a.m. Procession Formation for Law Convocation North Storage Space
Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue
9:00 a.m. Law Convocation Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reception for Graduates, Guests, and Family Second Floor 4-Court Gymnasium
Fitness and Recreation Center
915 Commonwealth Avenue
11:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Service Marsh Chapel
735 Commonwealth Avenue
1:00 p.m. All-University Commencement Nickerson Field


Law School Convocation

When/Where: Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue

Line-Up: All graduates (J.D. and LL.M.) must be assembled in the Arena’s North Storage space no later than 8:00 a.m. (Enter Arena via side entrance marked “Feld Skating” on Harry Agganis Way across from BU Police Department). The procession will move into the Agganis Arena at 8:30 a.m. and Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Guests/Tickets: Doors to the Agganis Arena 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. Please note that the bottom half of section 114 will be reserved for special guests and VIPs.


Immediately following the Law Convocation there will be a reception for graduates, their guests, and faculty in the 4-Court Gym on the second floor of the Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave. 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 21 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 visti BU’s All-University Commencement page.


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:

  • 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)