Commencement 2025

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLASS OF 2024 WHO GRADUATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024!

2025 Commencement Ceremonies are scheduled to be held on Monday, May 5, 2025 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and will recognize all students graduating in 2025

Important note:  No balloons are allowed to be brought into the Convention Center.

SCHEDULES FOR 2025:

  • Ceremony for the School of Nursing
    begins at 10:00 a.m. (procession and live broadcast begins at 9:45 a.m.)  
    Doors open to guests at 9:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Healthcare Leadership
    begins at 2:00 p.m. (procession and live broadcast begins at 1:45 p.m.)
    Doors open to guests at 1:00 p.m.

The dates represented below are the officially published graduation dates for each graduation period.

For students completing all course requirements in:Official Graduation DateCommencement Ceremony
August (Summer 2024)September 6, 2024Held Friday, May 10, 2024
October (Fall 2024)
PA Students Only
October 18, 2024Held Friday, May 10, 2024
December (Fall) 2024January 10, 2025Monday, May 5, 2025
April (Spring 2025)May 5, 2025Monday, May 5, 2025
August (Summer 2025)September 5, 2025Monday, May 5, 2025
October (Fall 2025)
PA Students Only
October 17, 2025Monday, May 5, 2025

 

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Logistics for both Ceremonies

The 2025 Commencement Ceremony

Links will become live as we grow closer to the ceremony date.

School of Nursing - May 5, 2025 - 10:00 a.m. (Feed begins at 9:45 a.m.)

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Healthcare Leadership - May 5, 2025 - 2:00 p.m. (Feed begins at 1:45 p.m.)

EventTimeLocation/Event Notes
Graduates Report8:30 amNorth Lobby - Level 1
Graduates report to the Convention Center and check in at the North Lobby- Level 1.  You will be directed to your preparation and line-up area from there.
Line-up and Preparation9 - 9:40 amRoom 205ABC
Program Staff will prepare all School of Nursing graduates for the lineup in room 205ABC.   Please make sure that you have your Grad Pass from the Marching Order system available as that QR code will trigger the system to read your name as you cross the stage.  Your program staff will review the seating and stage instructions with you.  Please follow the directions of your program staff member.
Procession Begins9:45 amLevel 2
The academic procession begins, moving from Level 2 up to the Ballroom East/West on Level 3.  Please follow the directions of your Program Staff and Faculty Marshals.
Ceremony Start10:00 am sharpBallroom East/West - 3rd Floor
Commencement Ceremony begins.
Ceremony EndApproximately
12:00 Noon
Ballroom East/West - 3rd Floor
Commencement Ceremony ends.  After the stage party, directors, and faculty have recessed, graduates will recess from the ballroom, at the direction of the Faculty Marshals, and return to the preparation rooms on Level 2 to pick up personal belongings.  Please remove any personal items left in room 205ABC and clear the space by no later than 12:15 pm.
EventTimeLocation/Event Notes
Graduates Report12:30 PMNorth Lobby - Level 1
Graduates report to the Convention Center and check in at the North Lobby- Level 1.  You will be directed to your preparation and line-up area from there.
Line-up and Preparation1 - 1:40 pmRoom 205ABC
Program Staff will prepare all School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Healthcare Leadership graduates for the lineup in room 205ABC.   Please make sure that you have your Grad Pass from the Marching Order system available as that QR code will trigger the system to read your name as you cross the stage.  Your program staff will review the seating and stage instructions with you.  Please follow the directions of your program staff.
Procession Begins1:45 pmLevel 2
The academic procession begins, moving from Level 2 up to the Ballroom East/West on Level 3.  Please follow the directions of your Program Staff and Faculty Marshals.
Ceremony Start2:00 pm
sharp
Ballroom East/West - 3rd Floor
Commencement Ceremony begins.
Ceremony EndApproximately
4:00 pm
Ballroom East/West - 3rd Floor
Commencement Ceremony ends.  After the stage party, directors, and faculty have recessed, graduates will recess from the ballroom, at the direction of the Faculty Marshals, and return to the preparation rooms on Level 2 to pick up personal belongings.  Please remove any personal items left in room 205ABC and clear the space by no later than 4:15 pm.

All parking for the event will be in the BCEC South Parking Lot (see map below):

If you are carpooling and want to drop folks off before parking, you will be able to make a quick stop at the North Lobby entrance and then proceed to the South Lot to park. The cost for parking in the South Lot for 2024 will be determined at a later date.

To self-park in the BCEC South Lot, from Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you.

Regular shuttles will transport all guests from the South Lot to the North Lobby entrance.

Note:  If you choose to walk from the parking area, the entrance to the BCEC on the Southeast side of the building will be open.  (See floor plans above)