2017 News

Tuesday, May 30

Hiding in Plain View

Take our challenge: can you discover yourself at BU’s 2017 Commencement?
BU Today

Friday, May 26

Hat Tricks

Sending messages of thanks, inspiration, commitment—via mortarboard
BU Today

Thursday, May 25

Actor Uzo Aduba Tells Graduates To Go Forth Without Fear And Work Hard


BU’s 2017 Commencement in a Flash

Time-lapse video records the setting up and tearing down
BU Today

MED’s New Docs Urged to Continue US Medical Leadership

NIH expert Anthony Fauci tells grads they are the world’s gold standard
BU Today

Wednesday, May 24

Former Boston TV Anchor Highlights SPH Convocation

Pastor Liz Walker tells students “There is only us”
BU Today

Tuesday, May 23

Let Your Light Shine, Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) Tells CFA Grads

Orange Is the New Black actor this year’s Convocation speaker
BU Today

Monday, May 22

Big Papi Got His Honorary Degree from BU

David Ortiz’s was recognized for leadership at Sunday’s commencement.
Boston Magazine

Hotter by 1 degree

Boston Herald

Video Captures Highlights of BU’s 2017 Commencement

A look back at Sunday’s ceremony
BU Today

Saying Yes to Everything

As an immigrant, CAS student has kept promise to be involved
BU Today

Sunday, May 21

Just call him Dr. Big Papi

Boston 25 News

David Ortiz adding a new title to his name at Boston University today


David Ortiz receives honorary degree at BU commencement


David Ortiz to receive honorary doctorate from Boston U.

Associated Press

David Ortiz Receives Honorary Doctorate from Boston University


Big Papi receives honorary degree at BU commencement

Boston Globe

A Storyteller Advises BU Grads to Write Their Own Life Story

Entertainment executive and alum Bonnie Hammer (Hon.’17) addresses 144th Commencement
BU Today

Do Your Future Work with Passion, Nobel Laureate Tells BU Graduates

Climate change scientist Mario Molina (Hon.’17) delivers Baccalaureate Address
BU Today

Friday, May 19

Security Dos and Don’ts

For Commencement, no backpacks, robes must be carried to all locations
BU Today

New This Year: Post Photos, Social Media Messages to Nickerson Videoboard

Share memories, texts on big screen from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday
BU Today

Commencement Student Speaker: Responsibility to Tell the Truth

Maxwell T. Robidoux (CAS’17) will take to the podium Sunday
BU Today

Thursday, May 18

A Guide to This Year’s Commencement Weekend

Festivities celebrating the Class of 2017 kick off this Friday
BU Today

Alum Bonnie Hammer Isn’t Afraid of Change

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group chair to deliver Commencement address
BU Today

Commencement Security: The Dos and Don’ts

No backpacks allowed and robes must be carried to all locations
BU Today

Wednesday, May 17

2017 Metcalf Cup and Prize Goes to LAW’s Naomi Mann

Sees the teaching of law as a tool of social justice
BU Today

Nobel Winner Mario Molina Is Baccalaureate Speaker

A scientist who crusades for policies to protect the planet
BU Today

Tuesday, May 16

Thank You, Big Papi

David Ortiz to receive Doctor of Humane Letters at 2017 Commencement
BU Today

Meet the diploma team, unsung heroes of college commencements

Boston Globe

Monday, May 15

SPH’s Sophie Godley to Receive a 2017 Metcalf Award

Seeks to ignite a passion for public health
BU Today

Honorary Degrees Being Given to Robert A. and Jeanne Knox

More than three decades of collective service to BU
BU Today

Friday, May 12

Things to Cross Off Your Senior Bucket List

How many of these 13 do you have left to do?
BU Today

Thursday, May 11

What Will the Class of 2017 Miss Most about BU?

Seniors list friends, FYSOP, friends, the Esplanade—and friends
BU Today

Friday, May 5

Uzo Aduba to speak at her alma mater

Boston University announced that the Emmy Award-winning actress and star of “Orange Is the New Black” will speak at the BU College of Fine Arts convocation ceremony on May 20.
Boston Globe

Thursday, May 4

Words of Advice for the Class of 2017

Faculty, staff share some guidance for graduating seniors
BU Today

David Ortiz to get honorary degree from Boston University

Boston Globe

David Ortiz To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Boston University


Big Papi receiving honorary degree from BU

Fox 25 Boston

Commencement Speaker: “The Most Powerful Woman in Entertainment”

Announcement of alum Bonnie Hammer comes at Senior Breakfast
BU Today

Senior Breakfast Launches Commencement Season

Check back on BU Today later for news of this year’s speaker
BU Today

A Look Back at the Last Four Years

Recalling pop culture, world news events witnessed by the BU Class of 2017
BU Today