Step on the BU Seal: 2024 dates and times

Congratulations Class of 2024—you did it! You have reached an important 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.

Come by Marsh Plaza and get your photo snapped by a professional as you take your first step on the seal. It’s totally free, courtesy of the BU Alumni Association.

Friday, May 17

10 am – 5 pm

Saturday, May 18

10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, May 19

9 am – 6 pm

Commencement Weekend will take place May 16-19, 2024, for more information please visit the Commencement website.

Senior Week Movie Night

The BU Alumni Association (BUAA) and the Student Alumni Association is hosting a complimentary movie night during Senior Week! You bring something comfortable to sit on and we’ll bring plenty of snacks.

Tuesday, May 14 at 8:30 pm | BU Beach

Movie: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

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 #BU2024 and #ProudtoBU.

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