BU Wheelock Convocation
Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
Walter Brown Arena
285 Babcock Street

All University Commencement
Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
Nickerson Field
285 Babcock Street

View the Wheelock Convocation Livestream.

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 accomplishmentsThe 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

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:

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

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