SMG Convocation Ceremony for Graduate Students

Friday, May 16, 2014
5:30 p.m
Agganis Arena

Congratulations to all graduates! Information regarding questions you may have is listed below. All other graduation-related questions can be directed to your advisor in the GPO or Gina Galland.

The page will be updated with information for Commencement 2015 in January. All January and May 2015 graduates should make sure to complete the Graduation Application no later than November 15th.

Alumni Association

Keep in touch! Stay involved after graduation through the BU Alumni Association.


September 2014 graduates can choose to pick up their diploma at the Office of the University Registrar (must fill out “Diploma Pickup Application” on their website), and they will be available after their official graduation date of September 25th. All others will be mailed approximately 6 weeks later.

Photographs & Video

A professional photographer will photograph each student as he or she receives a diploma cover. Commencement Photos, Inc. will mail proofs to your home address and offer other photo packages for purchase in the weeks after the ceremony.

The SMG Convocation Ceremony for Graduate Students has been video-recorded by Kitay Productions, and DVDs are available. Order your DVD by clicking here.


Still have regalia in your possession and do not want to keep it? Consider donating it to the Graduate Student Council so that future generation of graduates may re-use it. Email the GSC to arrange your donation.