Each year, Boston University holds an All-University Commencement in May. The School of Public Health also holds an individual commencement ceremony. TStudents who graduate in September or January are encouraged to participate in the May commencement exercises. Please note that there are three graduation dates each year (September 25, January 25, and May), but there is only one commencement ceremony in May. Student Services functions as the event coordinator for the SPH Commencement.


Students must apply to graduate!


Students who finish their degree requirements in September and would like to participate in the May ceremony are asked to complete a walking form and submit it to the SPH Registrar’s Office. The walking form for September 2015 graduates who wish to participate in the May 2015 convocation will be posted in February 2015.

Questions about commencement?
Please contact Mary Murphy-Phillips, Director of Student Services, 617-638-5059.Questions about applying for or the requirements for graduation?  contact the Registrar’s Office directly.