Commencement Ceremony
Commencement Address
Baccalaureate Service
Baccalaureate Address

Speakers & Honorees

Robert Woodward, investigative journalist and associate editor of The Washington Post, delivered Boston University’s 149th Commencement Address during the ceremony on Nickerson Field. Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services and BU graduate, delivered the Baccalaureate Address earlier in the day at Marsh Chapel. Both received honorary degrees.

Others who received honorary degrees were: Gay J. McDougall, international human rights advocate, and Richard Shipley, president of the Shipley Foundation, BU Trustee Emeritus and alum. Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker, documentarian, and theater director, could not be in attendance and was unable to receive his honorary degree.

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Photos & Memorabilia

Handshake Photos

When available, search for images by the GradImages photographers who were at many of the convocations.

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“Step on the Seal” Photos

Thanks to the BU Alumni Association for having a photographer capture the moment when you finally got to “Step on the Seal”. You can find your pictures in their Flickr gallery.

Class Rings & Mementos

Barnes & Noble at BU stocks class rings from Herff Jones in a variety of options and styles for men and women. Barnes & Noble at BU also offers a wide selection of BU clothing and gifts, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, athletic apparel, hats, diploma frames, drinkware, and accessories. For more information, browse the online selection.

Photo Gallery

View the Commencement 2022 Photo Gallery, provided by the talented BU photojournalist team.