Videos & Programs

Commencement Ceremony
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Baccalaureate Service
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Speakers & Honorees

David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Bros. Discovery, delivered Boston University’s 150th Commencement Address during the ceremony and was awarded an honorary degree. Others who also received honorary degrees are: Pamela Wood Avedisian, philanthropist and accomplished pianist; Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; Stephen R. Karp, prominent real estate developer, Boston University Trustee Emeritus and alumnus; and Drew Weissman, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. A citation will be recited for the late Edward Avedisian, alumnus, philanthropist, and career clarinetist, whose honorary degree was conferred in December. The Reverend Doctor Robert Allan Hill, dean of Marsh Chapel, delivered the Baccalaureate Address.

The 2023 recipients of the University’s highest teaching honors, the Metcalf Cup and Prize and Metcalf Awards for Excellence in Teaching, were honored during the main Commencement ceremony. Karin S. Hendricks, College of Fine Arts, was awarded The Metcalf Cup and Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Stephanie L. Byttebier, College of General Studies, and Joanna Davidson, College of Arts & Sciences, Arvind & Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College, were both awarded The Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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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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  • Enter “Boston University” as School
  • Enter “2023” as Year

“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”. As soon as photos are ready, you can find your pictures in their Flickr gallery.

Photo Gallery