Watch the 2014 Sargent College Commencement Address from Dr. James O’Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.
Ordering Photos and DVDs
Commencement Photos will be in touch with graduates regarding photos taken at the ceremony. If you have questions about your photos, feel free to contact the photographer directly. Contact info is available via their website.
You may purchase a DVD copy of your convocation for $25 by ordering from the Boston University Commencement website.
Sargent College Commencement Ceremony
**Note: Students should review and familiarize themselves with the Sargent College Information for Students PowerPoint for details regarding check-in, line-up, and processional procedures.**
Students should plan to arrive at the Track and Tennis Center by 8:30 AM to line up for the Sargent College convocation. A reception for all Sargent graduates and their families will be held immediately following the ceremony.
You do not need tickets for either the Sargent Convocation Ceremony or the All-University Commencement Ceremony. Note that seating is limited for the Sargent College ceremony, but each student may bring up to six guests. In consideration of your fellow students, please do not invite more than six guests. If your group is larger than six, please ask them to wait to be seated until just before the ceremony begins.
All University Commencement Ceremony
Please review the University’s Security Details for Commencement Weekend.
What do I have to do to prepare for graduation?
All students must fill out the online Application for Graduation to certify that all degree requirements are met. The form must be submitted by December 1 of the last year of study to ensure that the student’s name is included in the May graduation list and commencement programs. For students graduating in January, the Application for Graduation should be completed by October 1. Doctoral students must check with their advisor as to their eligibility to participate, and it is recommended that the dissertation defense be scheduled by mid-April if the student is to receive their hood and diploma in the May ceremony.
All students (January, May, and September grads) are invited to participate in the May commencement ceremony if they have completed all coursework by that date. Commencement materials will be sent by email and postal mail so please be sure that BU has updated contact information. Check the Sargent College and Boston University websites for important details about the ceremonies, and stop by the Academic Services Center or call 617-353-2713 with any questions.