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. Health and Safety measures for all commencement exercises can be found here. Please check this webpage regularly for any upcoming updates.

Commencement Weekend Heath & Safety Information 

Multicultural Graduate Reception

Friday, April 29, 5:00pm EST
14th Floor, Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

Multicultural Graduation Registration Form

Watch the recording of the 2021 Multicultural Graduation Celebration

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.

Livestream: Those unable to make it to the Multicultural Graduate Reception can watch a live broadcast (with CART transcription) on this website, starting at 5 pm ET on Friday April 29. *Program begins at 5:10pm*

SPH Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 20, 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. Awardees are welcome to bring two guests, kindly include their names on the RSVP form below. 

RSVP Form 

Livestream: Those unable to make it in person for SPH Awards Ceremony on May 20th can watch a live broadcast (with CART transcription), starting at 3:00 pm ET on May 20. The ceremony will be livestreamed here.

BUSPH Convocation

Saturday, May 21, 10:30 am EST
Track & Tennis Center
100 Ashford Street

Student Registration Form

Watch the recording of the 2021 BUSPH Convocation event

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 21st can watch a live broadcast (with CART transcription), starting at 10:30 am ET on May 21. 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 22 1pm, 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 2022 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 22, 2022.

More information to come  here

December Graduate Reception 

Friday, December 10, 2021 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. EST | In-Person and Zoom    

The December Graduate Reception is our annual event honoring January 25th graduates. There are brief presentations followed by a reception with light appetizers and beverages. Graduates may invite two guests to share in the celebration.  Closed captioning will be available. Please note, participation in this event does not certify official graduation from the program. 

In Person Attendee Registration

*Use this form if you plan to participate in person.

Due to space limitations, students may invite up to two guests if you are planning to participate in person.

COVID-19 Screening: To enter the reception, you will be required at the door to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the prior 72 hours and proof of vaccination. Guests without both the negative test and vaccination proof will not be allowed entry. All attendees will be required to follow Boston University’s Face Covering guidelines as well.

Zoom Online Registration

*This registration form is only for online attendees. 

More details available here

SPH Congratulatory Send-off Video

Watch the recording of the 2021 SPH Congratulatory Send-Off Video

The SPH Congratulatory send-off video consists of pre-recorded messages from SPH Deans, leadership, faculty, and students to congratulate graduates on their success. This is where students will find their name tiles from MarchingOrder if you submitted your information. The SPH congratulatory send-off video is available via the link provided above for on-demand viewing.

Welcoming Back the Class of 2020

On October 2, the School of Public Health celebrated its Class of 2020 with a joyous Recognition Celebration, which for many students marked their first return to campus after in-person instruction was suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Read on here

Watch the recording of the 2020 SPH Recognition Celebration


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

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