SHA Class of 2023 Convocation

Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10:00 AM ET
George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall
775 Commonwealth Avenue


8:30 AM – Students arrive
9:00 AM – Guests arrive
10:00-11:30 AM – Convocation Ceremony
11:30 AM-1:00 PM – Reception

2023 Livestream


Convocation Speakers

Convocation Speaker: Hannah Olson (SHA ’17)

Graduate Speaker: Prodpran Sukcharoen
Undergraduate Speaker: Katelyn Wilson

Regalia Update (Cap, Gown, & Hood)

Though you are still welcome to attend the ceremony, you will not be able to walk on stage without regalia! If you earned Latin Honors, remember to bring your cords as well.

If you do not receive your regalia home ship order by the day before your school/college convocation, visit the bookstore for emergency assistance. Questions about regalia can be directed to Barnes & Noble at BU, 617-267-8484.


Guests must remain seated when taking photos. Guests are not allowed to take photos in the aisle or at the platform. Photos will be taken when graduates are on stage by professional photographers. Information regarding stage photos can be found here.

SHA will also share additional photos in two weeks’ time after commencement.

Parking & Transportation

University lots will be open and free for graduates and guests. There will also be a campus shuttle service and public transportation. Public transportation is highly recommended. More information about parking and transportation can be found here.

Bags & Belongings

There will not be a space to leave bags and other items during the ceremony. Please limit the valuables you bring to the ceremony or give them to your guests before 9:00 AM. Avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks with you to the ceremony.


  • All diplomas, including May graduates’ diplomas, will be mailed. Please see the University Registrar’s mailing schedule.
  • During the Presentation of Certificates, you will be handed a folder with a congratulatory letter in it.

Disability Accommodations

If you or your guest has a disability (including but not limited to learning or attention, mental health, concussion, vision, mobility, hearing, physical or other health-related), that requires communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or reasonable accommodations for another reason, please contact the event organizer, Alex Dienst at by May 1, 2022, to discuss your needs.

All-University Commencement

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 1:00 PM ET
Nickerson Field

We hope you will join us for this energizing celebration as some 20,000 guests come together to honor this year’s graduates and celebrate their future endeavors to pave the way, make their mark, and improve our world. Graduates from August 2022 & January 2023 Graduates, May 2023 Graduates, and August 2023 Tentative Graduates are welcome to join the All-University Commencement Exercises on May 21, 2023, the school/college convocations, and all other weekend celebratory events. At this time, there are no tickets or guest limits for the ceremony. This may change due to health & safety protocols so please check this website periodically for updates.

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