Commencement

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Sargent College Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
Agganis Arena | 925 Commonwealth Avenue

A selection of photos from Sargent’s 2018 Ceremony are on Facebook.

2018 Convocation Speaker

Crystal Ann Williams, associate provost for diversity & inclusion at Boston University, delivered the Sargent College Convocation Address.


All University Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.
Nickerson Field | 285 Babcock St. (rain or shine)
All-University Commencement Information | Ordering Caps and Gowns

Ordering Photos and Video

Commencement Photos will be in touch with graduates regarding photos taken at the ceremony. If you have questions about your photos, feel free to contact them directly.  Contact info is available via their website.

You may rent or purchase a digital video of your convocation through vimeo.

What do I have to do to prepare for graduation?

All students must fill out the online Application for Graduation to certify that all degree requirements are met. The form must be submitted by December 1 of the last year of study to ensure that the student’s name is included in the May graduation list and commencement programs. For students graduating in January, the Application for Graduation should be completed by October 1. Doctoral students must check with their advisor as to their eligibility to participate, and it is recommended that the dissertation defense be scheduled by mid-April if the student is to receive their hood and diploma in the May ceremony.

All students (January, May, and September grads) are invited to participate in the May commencement ceremony if they have completed all coursework by that date. Commencement materials will be sent by email and postal mail so please be sure that BU has updated contact information. Check the Sargent College and Boston University websites for important details about the ceremonies, and stop by the Academic Services Center or call 617-353-2713 with any questions.

Graduation Honors

Sargent College follows the BU policy on Latin Honors for undergraduate students. For May 2018, the GPA range for cum laude is 3.48-3.66, the magnum cum laude GPA range is 3.67-3.80 and for summa cum laude, the GPA range is 3.81-4.00. Please note that honor cords are distributed to students who have been inducted into the Sargent Honor Society rather than to Latin Honors recipients.