2020 Commencement Schedule & Information

Commencement 2019 will be held Friday, August 28, 2020, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, MA. All graduates who will be completing programs in January, May, or September 2020 attend this event.

All students who will graduate in 2020 must apply for graduation.  Application for graduation opens in mid-October of 2019 and will extend through early December of 2019. 

Graduates can invite up to 5 guests to the ceremony being held on September 2.  Tickets for admission as well as detailed scheduling and logistical information about the ceremony will be made available in early Spring.   Guest limits and ticket information for program specific awards ceremonies held on the days prior to the main Commencement Ceremony are up to each individual program. 

  • Commencement is the pinnacle of your achievements at our Institute.  We are proud of one another’s achievements.
  • As your classmates and peers witness and honor your achievements, please also remain to witness and honor theirs.
  • All graduates are asked to please remain for the duration of the ceremony.

The schedule for September 2, 2020 also appears below.  This schedule is subject to change at any time.

Commencement Schedule - Friday, August 28, 2020
(This schedule is subject to change at any time)

All Graduates Report Time

10:30 a.m. - ALL Programs
Level 2 - Room 210ABC

Line-up for the Commencement Ceremony
(All Programs)

11:00 a.m. - ALL Programs
Level 2 - Room 210ABC

Ballroom doors open for guest seating

11:00 a.m. -
Level 3 - Ballroom

Procession Begins

11:45 a.m. - The procession takes approximately 15 minutes to have all students, faculty and administration at their seats by the 12:00 noon ceremony start time.

Commencement Ceremony

12:00 noon sharp
Level 3 - Ballroom

Diploma pick-up (September Grads Only)

Post Ceremony - 1st Floor Main Entrance -
Level 1 - Diploma pick-up station.

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