Graduation Information


Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

All graduating classes for the 2017/2018 academic year (September 2017, January 2018, and May 2018) walk at the May 2018 Commencement Ceremony.


Attendance at Commencement Events

All graduates of the University are invited to take part in all Commencement events. School of Theology students are encouraged to participate in the University’s Commencement Service at Nickerson Field, during which, by proclamation, the formal conferring of your degree takes place. All graduate level students will be seated together. A physical diploma will be handed to each STH graduate during the STH “hooding” ceremony in Marsh Chapel at 2pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This will be followed by an STH reception at 4:00pm in STH Room B24 (Oxnam Room).

The University’s Commencement events are terrific! School of Theology students are encouraged to participate as fully as possible. Doing so reminds us that the School of Theology is part of a much larger academic community. This is an important day of recognition for your personal commitment and your efforts to complete your degree program. Plan ahead: Students with pastoral responsibilities should arrange with their congregation for substitutions. If your churches or families are planning celebrations for this day, please be sure they don’t conflict with Commencement Weekend events.

Baccalaureate: TBD – Marsh Chapel

Boston University Commencement: May 20, 2018 at  1:00 p.m. – Nickerson Field (Rain or Shine)

School of Theology Hooding Service: May 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. – Marsh Chapel*

School of Theology Graduating Class Picture: May 19, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. – Marsh Chapel Steps*

Final Academic Requirements

Graduation Application

Please keep these dates (especially the deadlines for grades) and times in mind. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail the Office of Registration and Financial Aid at (617) 353-3053 or

More Information

*This is a tentative date, and will be updated when the date is finalized.

For more information, please refer to Graduation Deadlines and the Graduation FAQ.