Current Students

Commencement 2016 will be held Monday, May 9, 2016, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA. All graduates who will be completing programs in January, May, or September 2016 attend these events.

A graduation packet will be mailed in March 2016 to each graduating student who will be participating in the 2016 Commencement. This packet will include your 5 complimentary announcements and detailed scheduling and logistical information about all Commencement events. The schedule of events for May 9 also appears below.

Awards and Hooding/Pinning Ceremonies (Morning)

The Awards and Hooding Ceremonies are for all 2016 CSD, Nursing and PT graduates, award recipients and their guests. All award recipients will be notified prior to this event. These events will highlight the achievements of our graduates and honorees and will be held based on the schedule below at the BCEC in Boston, MA.

Graduation gowns, without caps, will be worn at the morning events. CIPSI, CSD, NU, and PT students - please report to the BCEC by no later than 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9. Your program staff will assist you with line-up, proper positioning of your hood, and any other instructions.  Guests should be directed to the rooms as listed on the schedule below.  Class photos will be taken immediately after the morning ceremonies.

Health Professions Education Graduates please note:
Please report to the 2nd floor for your class photo by no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, May 9.  Your program representative will prepare you for photos and then prepare you for the procession for the afternoon Commencement Ceremony.

NOTE:  The Health Professions Education Program faculty will be hooding its 2016 Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) degree candidates at its annual dinner in June of 2016.   They will be celebrating the accomplishments of both the masters degree and the Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) students who have completed the program requirements and successfully presented their final projects. 

Complete Schedule for Monday, May 9, 2016

Note: A light snack and water will be available to graduates in between ceremonies.




All Graduates Report Time 9:00 a.m. BCEC - 2nd Floor
(Report to your line-up location listed below)
Nursing Hooding, Pinning, Awards ceremony, and Class Photos. 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - 
12:10 - 12:40 p.m. - 
Line-up - Room 206AB
Ceremony - Room 210ABC
Class Photo - Northwest Bumpout Area - 2nd Fl
CSD Hooding, Awards, and Class Photos.
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - 
11:30 - 11:50 a.m. - 

Line-up - Room 205A
Ceremony - Room 205BC
Class Photo - Northwest Bumpout Area - 2nd Fl

Physical Therapy Hooding, Awards, and Class Photos. 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - 
11:50 - 12:10 p.m. - 
Lineup - Room 258A
Ceremony - Room 258BC
Class Photo - Northwest Bumpout Area - 2nd Fl
CIPSI Health Professions Ed. Graduates Class Photo at 12:40 p.m. 12:40 - 1:00 p.m. - 
Class Photo - Northwest Bumpout Area - 2nd Fl

(see class photo
schedules above)

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Students will take class photos during this break according to the schedules listed above.

Guests will be directed to the 1st floor of the Convention Center where they can visit our bookstore, flower vendor, or grab a snack.

Line-up for the main Commencement
Ceremony (All programs)
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - 

CSD Students - Room 205A
Nursing Students - Room 206AB
PT Students - Room 258A
CIPSI Students - Room 258A

Procession begins 1:45 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony 2:00 p.m. sharp -
BCEC-Ballroom East/West
Diploma pick-up
(May Grads Only)
Post Ceremony -  1st Floor at the Main Entrance -
IHP Information Table.

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