Commencement Ceremony

Commencement 2023

The BU Law Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at the Track and Tennis Center. A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony across the street on the Softball field.

If you are an alum or current BU Law Student (not graduating), please note that we will be live streaming the School of Law Commencement ceremony, which you may view here. Please register if you wish to attend commencement in person. We cannot guarantee seating at this time but ask that you register so we can get an estimate of attendance. We are asking that those who do not have a family or friend graduating wait to arrive until 8:30am to ensure there is enough room for guests of graduates, who will have priority seating.

Wristbands will be distributed to graduates to guarantee priority seating for their guests. Please check back here later in the semester for more information about wristband distribution.

The All-University Commencement ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. 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 left for information about all aspects of Commencement 2022. If you have any questions regarding commencement that are not answered after reviewing those links, please email

Law School Convocation

When/Where: Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. at the Track and Tennis Center, 100 Ashford Street, Boston MA.

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

Guests/Tickets: Doors to the Track and Tennis Center will open to family members and guests at 8:00 a.m. At this time, there are no tickets or guest limits for the ceremony. Four wristbands will be distributed to graduates to guarantee priority seating for their friends and family. Please check this website periodically for updates on wristband distribution. Please email to request additional wristbands.


Immediately following the Law Convocation there will be a reception for graduates, their guests, and faculty  from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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

Commencement day activities begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21 with a Baccalaureate Service in Marsh Chapel. All-University Commencement exercises begin promptly at 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are not required for admission to Nickerson Field. For more information, please vist 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 804)
  • Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law Office (Suite 804)
  • Graduate Tax Program Office (Suite 804)