Congratulations, Class of 2015!

Believe it or not, graduation will be here before you know it. But before you receive your hard-earned BU degree, please review these pages—there are a few final preparations you will need to make.

MET Convocation Ceremony

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Agganis Arena
925 Commonwealth Avenue

  • Tickets are not required for the MET Convocation. There is no limit to the number of guests a student may invite. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Caps and gowns are required for all students participating in the ceremony.

View all the details for the 2015 MET Convocation Ceremony. For information about the All-University Commencement Ceremony visit BU’s Commencement 2015 website.

How to Graduate

Graduation is not an automatic process—please follow the steps for your program outlined in this section so you can walk with your classmates and celebrate your accomplishments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Metropolitan College's Convocation Ceremony and the All-University Commencement Ceremony?

  • The Metropolitan College Convocation Ceremony is held at the Agganis Arena on Saturday. Metropolitan College graduates will form a processional to begin this ceremony. A welcome by the dean and the commencement address by the guest speaker precedes the presentation of awards and diplomas. Each student is called by name and recognized at the podium. Students who have completed their requirements and have officially graduated will receive their diplomas after the ceremony at the reception. A recessional and the reception conclude the MET Convocation activities. Graduation photos will be taken by professional photographers and will be available for sale.
  • The All-University Commencement Ceremony is held at Nickerson Field on Sunday, and typically lasts one-and-a-half to two hours. An academic procession of Boston University graduates and faculty will formally begin the ceremony. The program includes the call to order, national anthem, invocation, student speech, conferring of honorary awards and degrees, the University address, and the presentation of candidates, concluding with the benediction and recessional.

Where do my guests and I park?

Guests are encouraged to use public transportation. Shuttle buses will operate along Commonwealth Avenue before and after the Nickerson Field ceremony and will stop upon request. Unless used as a site for a convocation, all University parking lots will be open. Parking spaces are limited.

Note: Agganis Arena parking areas and the Babcock Street lot will be open for the Metropolitan College evening ceremony. All special needs parking requests should be directed to Disability Services at 617-353-3658 or

How long will each of the ceremonies last?

The Metropolitan College ceremony will last approximately two-and-a-half hours and is followed by a reception for all graduates and their guests.

The Nickerson Field ceremony will last approximately two hours.

Find answers to other frequently asked questions about graduating and the MET Commencement Ceremony.