Commencement and SPH Convocation Ceremony

Each year, the School of Public Health holds a convocation ceremony in May, planned by the Office of Graduate Student Life.

The 2016 SPH Convocation Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 14 at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue. Each year, Boston University also holds an All-University Commencement Ceremony in May. The 2016 All-University Commencement Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 15, at Nickerson Field, 285 Babcock Street. Tickets will not be required for either ceremony. For more information please visit the Preparing for SPH Convocation page.

**There are three graduation dates each year (September 25, January 25, and May), but there is only one commencement ceremony. Students who graduate in September or January are encouraged to participate in the May ceremony.

All students must apply to graduate!

Students who will finish their degree requirements the following September and would like to participate in the May ceremony are asked to complete a walking form (available February 2016) and submit it to the SPH Registrar’s Office.

Questions about Commencement and SPH Convocation? Contact Mary Murphy-Phillips, Director of Graduate Student Life, 617-638-5059.
Questions about applying/requirements for graduation? Contact the Registrar’s Office directly.

All-University Commencement
Boston University additionally organizes an All-University Commencement in May. All graduates are welcome to attend.