Commencement Ceremony

Commencement 2024 will be held on Sunday, May 19th 2024.

More information will be posted here and on this page as it becomes available.

The BU Law Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 9:00 am at the Track and Tennis Center. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony across the street on the Softball field.

Please note that we will be live streaming the School of Law Commencement ceremony, which you may view here.

The All-University Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm on Nickerson Field. For more information on that ceremony, please visit this website.

This website will be updated as more information becomes available. Please refer to the links to the right for information about all aspects of Commencement 2024. If you have any questions regarding commencement that are not answered after reviewing those links, please email

In order to participate in the in-person May 19th Commencement Ceremony, you will need University-Approved Regalia.
Please see the following 3L Checklist 2024 for more information.

Law School Convocation

When/Where: Sunday, May 19 at 9:00 am at the Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street, Boston MA.

Line-Up: All graduates (JD and LLM) must be assembled no later than 8:00 am across the street on the Softball Field. The procession will move into the Track and Tennis Center at 8:45 am and Commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:00 am.

Guests/Tickets: Doors to the Track and Tennis Center will open to family members and guests at 8:00 am. At this time, we expect this will be an open event, with no tickets required to attend the ceremony.


Immediately following the Law Convocation there will be a reception for graduates, their guests, and faculty  from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The reception will be across the street from the Track and Tennis Center, under a tent on the softball field. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes, there will be grass.

Commencement Day Activities

Following BU Law Commencement, BU Central Commencement activities begin at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 19 with a Baccalaureate Service in Marsh Chapel. All-University Commencement exercises begin promptly at 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are not required for admission to Nickerson Field. For more information, please visit BU’s All-University Commencement page.


Boston University School of Law Commencement announcements are specific to the law school’s ceremony. Please note that announcements received with regalia orders are specifically for the All-University Commencement ceremony.

LAW Announcements will be available in the following offices beginning in early March:

  • Student Affairs Office (Suite 503 and 510)
  • Registrar’s Office (Suite 502)
  • Career Development & Public Service Office (Suite 902)
  • Graduate & International Programs Office (Suite 802)
  • Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law Office (Suite 804)
  • Graduate Tax Program Office (Suite 804)