BU School of Public Health Commencement.

Congratulations to all BUSPH graduates! You did it. We are excited to celebrate this great achievement with you. We have anticipated your questions and would like to provide you with as much information as we can regarding all upcoming SPH commencement events. As commencement weekend approaches, graduates will receive additional and more specific information via email through our newsletter. Please check this webpage regularly for any upcoming updates.

Please note the BUSPH Convocation in May is the only event where student names will be called by Degree Programs. Students graduating in January, May, and August are eligible to participate in the May Convocation.

BUSPH Convocation

Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am EST
Track & Tennis Center
100 Ashford Street

Arrival Time:

Graduating students - please report at the Track & Tennis Center by 8am

Faculty - arrive by 8:30am

Doors are open for guests beginning at 8:30am.

Student Registration Form

The SPH Convocation event will honor graduates with inspiring words from SPH deans, distinguished alumni and guests. This is the only event where student names will be called by Degree Programs. Regalia is required for this event. If you would like to purchase regalia, visit the Caps, Gowns & Announcements page. For details about our free MPH regalia loaner program click here.

Livestream: Those unable to make it in person for Convocation on May 18 can watch a live broadcast (with CART transcription), starting at 9:30 am ET on May 18. The ceremony will be livestreamed here.  CART (Speech to Text) available via personal phone/tablet during ceremony: go.bu.edu/ttc

All University Commencement

Sunday May 19, 1pm at the Nickerson Field
Rain or shine
Duration: Approximately two hours

Students from all Schools and Colleges at Boston University participate in this ceremony.

The All-University Commencement will comprise of speeches from Boston University President Robert A. Brown, the Commencement speaker, and the student speaker, plus presentations to the Honorary Degree Recipients and the conferring of degrees. The Class of 2024 graduates will be seated with their school/college and recognized as a group. There will be ASL interpretation and Closed Captioning at the in-person ceremony.

Livestream: If you can’t make an appearance at Nickerson Field, you can still catch the ceremony via livestream (with CART transcription) on this website, starting at 1 pm ET on May 19, 2024.

More information to come here

Multicultural Graduate Reception

Friday, May 10, 5:00pm EST
14th Floor, Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

More information is forthcoming.

The Multicultural Graduate Reception is an event that honors the academic and leadership accomplishments of Boston University School of Public Health’s graduating underrepresented students. This celebration is  hosted by the Students of Color for Public HealthQueer Alliance, and the International Students Organization. The ceremony features guest speakers and the presentation of a symbolic gift to the graduates. Any questions please be sure to contact scph@bu.edusphqa@bu.edu and sphiso@bu.edu.

RSVP here by April 12!


SPH Awards and Honors Ceremony

Friday, May 17, 3:00pm EST
14th Floor, Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street 

The SPH Awards Ceremony is our annual celebration to recognize Faculty, Staff and Students who have made extraordinary contributions to the SPH community. The ceremony features special remarks for honorees, presentation of awards and/or certificates. This event is for invited award winners who will be notified by email prior to the ceremony. The full list of awards and nomination processes can be found on the Annual Awards page. 

December Graduate Reception

Friday, December 6, 2024 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. EST | In-Person   

The December Graduate Reception is our annual event honoring those students graduating as of January.  At this reception there will be inspiration speeches to celebrate the occasion, graduation regalia available for students to dress in for picture memories, a light hors d oeuvres reception and we will send you off with a gift from your new fellow Alumni.

Diplomas will be sent in the mail to official graduates after the January 12, 2025 date with official date on it. All January graduates are invited to participate in the full in-person ceremony in May 2025.

In Person Attendee Registration

*Use this form if you plan to participate in the graduation reception.

Due to space limitations, students may invite up to two guests.

Note: Masters regalia sets will be available at the reception for students to take pictures in.


Proofs have already been sent to students, if you have not recieved your proofs, or you have addtional questions and need furthur assistance:

Decorate and Celebrate at Home



Commencement News

Follow Us on Social Media

Get more commencement updates from these BUSPH social media accounts.


BUSPH Graduate Student Life Instagram


BUSPH Graduate Student Life Facebook


BUSPH Twitter