Congratulations to the Metropolitan College Class of 2017!
Believe it or not, graduation will be here before you know it. But before you receive your hard-earned degree, please review the following pages in detail. There are a few important preparations you will need to make.
Apply to Graduate
Graduation is not an automatic process – one must apply – if you haven’t already done so, be sure to follow the steps for your program outlined in this section so you can walk with your classmates and celebrate your accomplishments.
There are two formal ceremonies over the weekend. Neither is mandatory, but both are encouraged.
MET Convocation Ceremony:
Saturday, May 20, 2017; 4 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m.
Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Both MET undergraduate and graduate students participate in the same ceremony
The Metropolitan College Convocation Ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Agganis Arena with a program of speeches, recognitions, and awards. Each student will be announced and recognized individually as they process across the stage, shake hands with the Deans and receive a diploma cover. Immediately following the ceremony there will be a Reception in the Four-Court Gym (2nd floor) of the Fitness & Recreation Center (next door to Agganis Arena at 915 Commonwealth Avenue). The Reception will run from approximately 6:30-7:30 p.m.
- May 2017 graduates will be able to pick up their diplomas at the reception.
- September 2017 graduates will receive their diplomas approximately one month after their official graduation date of September 25, 2017.
Get more details about the MET Convocation Ceremony, including a map, information on arrival time, and security.
All University Commencement Ceremony:
Sunday, May 21, 2017; 1 p.m.
Nickerson Field, 285 Babcock Street, Boston
Students from all Schools and Colleges at Boston University participate in this ceremony
This is a symbolic conferment ceremony; students do not receive their actual diplomas at this ceremony. The University Commencement Speaker (announced the day of Senior Breakfast) will speak at the ceremony, as will other honorees.
Visit the BU Commencement website for more information about Commencement Weekend.
Important Information for Metropolitan College graduates and their guests:
- Tickets are not required for either the MET Convocation Ceremony or the All University Commencement Ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be plenty of seating. Invite as many guests as you’d like. Since there is plenty of seating, guests should not feel that they have to arrive early. There will be signs to direct guests to the proper areas.
- For the MET Convocation Ceremony on Saturday students must arrive at Agganis Arena by 2:45 p.m. (exact location of check-in TBD). Guests may enter the Agganis Arena via the front Commonwealth Avenue entrances starting at 3 p.m.
- For the All University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, students must arrive at Harry Agganis Way by 12:15 p.m. Guests may enter Nickerson Field starting at noon.
- Purchase your Cap and Gown online by March 19. After April 24, you can purchase your cap and gown at the BU Barnes & Noble for an additional fee – click here for more information.
- Parking: Students and guests are strongly encouraged to use public transportation for both ceremonies. Free shuttle buses will operate along Commonwealth Avenue before and after the weekend ceremonies. Unless used as a site for a convocation, all University parking lots will be open. However, parking spaces are extremely limited for the All University Commencement Ceremony on Sunday. The Agganis Arena garage and Babcock Street parking areas will be open for the Metropolitan College evening ceremony.
- Special Access Requests: All special needs parking requests should be directed to Disability Services at 617-353-3658, starting on April 3.
- If one of your guests needs special access to either Agganis Arena or Nickerson Field, please submit the “Accommodation Request Form” starting on April 3. (form available at Disability Services)
- Find answers to other Frequently Asked Questions here.
Relive the Revelry from 2016
Watch Commencement Speaker Ira Cohen’s (MET’07) Address
Keep in touch with Metropolitan College
We do hope that you plan to stay in touch with us. Start by visiting the Metropolitan College Alumni website.