Step on the BU Seal: 2023 dates and times
Congratulations Class of 2023—you did it! You have reached an incredible milestone in your academic and personal journey and should be incredibly proud of your achievements. Commencement is a time to reflect on all of the hard work and dedication that you have put into your studies. But it’s also a time to celebrate the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. No matter where the next phase of your journey takes you, your BU Terrier family will be cheering you on every step of the way!
And speaking of steps… it’s finally time to take that last leap off the granite and onto black stone and bronze! After years of waiting (for most of you, we see you seal-steppers) you can now confidently step on the BU Seal.
Join us on Marsh Plaza to receive your FREE, professional photos and sign the 2023 class banner.
Friday, May 19
10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, May 20
10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 21
9 am – 6 pm
Commencement Weekend will take place May 18-21, 2023, for more information please visit the Commencement 2023 website.
Can't make it to Marsh Plaza?
We’ve put together a virtual Zoom background and a few easy steps (see what we did there?) to help you celebrate this BU tradition wherever you are.
What’s the deal with the BU Seal?
Legend has it, if you step on the BU Seal at the center of Marsh Plaza while still enrolled as a student you won’t graduate. No one knows when or who started this rumor, but we certainly don’t intend to take the chance to find out if it’s true!
Share your own celebrations
We’d love to see how you’re commemorating this amazing accomplishment on and off campus! Share photos and videos of your personal celebrations on social media using #BU2023 and #ProudtoBU.