Commencement 2016

Ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students are scheduled for Sunday May 8, 2016, at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

  • Undergraduate commencement exercises will begin at 10:00 am.
  • Graduate commencement exercises will begin at 3:00 pm.
    President Pelton with student
    President Lee Pelton presented Nyla Wissa '15 with the President's Citation Award at last year's ceremony.

Honorary degree recipients, awarded at undergraduate ceremony:

  • Acclaimed novelist Alice Sebold, accomplished investigative reporter Juan Gonzalez, and celebrated poet and essayist Danielle Legros Georges ’86 will each receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Sebold will give the undergraduate address and Legros Georges will give the graduate address. Read more »

A live web stream of both ceremonies will be available on starting at 10:00 am.