BU Wheelock Convocation
Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena
285 Babcock Street
All University Commencement
View the Wheelock Convocation Livestream.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
285 Babcock Street
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We hope that you, your family, and friends will enjoy the many events planned by the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and Boston University to celebrate your accomplishments. The BU Wheelock Convocation ceremony should last approximately 2 hours.
For Convocation timings for other BU schools and colleges and more information regarding the Sunday All-University Commencement, check bu.edu/commencement.
While degrees are conferred in September, January, and May annually, Boston University has Commencement and Convocation ceremonies in May only. All alumni from these graduating cohorts are welcome to participate in these May events.
Students who anticipate completing degree requirements during a Summer Term can request to participate in the proceeding BU Wheelock’s May Convocation. These students must file a Graduation Application for September and indicate their interest in participating in the May ceremony no later than April 1st in order to participate.
Doctoral students must have completed coursework and submitted an approved dissertation to Mugar Library no later than the first Friday in May in order to be eligible to participate in graduation. More information regarding the dissertation submission can be obtained here: library.bu.edu/theses.
Note: BU Wheelock will be streaming the convocation ceremony live on Saturday, May 18. We will provide a direct link to the live stream via this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible to graduate?
- Completed all degree requirements (including course and credit requirements). For the majority of students, you can consult your DegreeAdvice Report through the StudentLink to verify this. For students in programs that do not have this feature, please consult with your academic advisor.
- Settled all outstanding financial obligations to the university.
- Submitted a graduation application. See below for more details. Please note: Students must indicate in their graduation applications whether or not they plan to attend the May Convocation ceremony. Should your plans change after the application has been submitted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the deadline to apply for graduation?
|Anticipated Graduation Date||Last semester of coursework||Application Deadline|
|September 25||Summer||June 1|
|January 25||Fall||November 1|
While we may be able to take applications after the indicated dates, it’s in the student’s best interest to get their application in as soon as possible to prevent any delays (or stress) down the road. The graduation application is found online here. No student will graduate without submitting this application.
Please note, undergraduate students typically complete a Senior Year Plan in the second semester of their junior year which accompanies the submission of your graduation application. Please consult with your academic advisor with any questions concerning this.
If it becomes necessary to change your graduation date after you have submitted an application, please call the Wheelock Records Office at 617-353-4235.
Can I get more information about the ceremony?
Do I need tickets / How many people can come?
I'm not graduating in May. Can I still participate in BU Wheelock's Convocation?
When do students need to arrive and where do they go?
Where do I order my cap and gown?
When you pick up your regalia, please open and check to make sure you received the correct hood (Graduate students only), tassel color (light blue), and cap. If you are missing pieces, contact the BU Bookstore ASAP.
What if I still haven't settled my bill by graduation?
Who do I contact if I, or a member of my party, will require accommodations to attend?
Is there nearby parking?
What do I do if I'm a Latin Honors recipient?
Is there a Class Gift?
All Graduation inquiries should be directed to the Student Records office located in Room 115, 2 Silber Way. Alternatively, we can be contacted by phone 617-353-4235, or by emailing email@example.com.