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Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Graduation will be held on the Academic Quad
RAIN PLAN: Nelson Field House
- 8:30 a.m. — College of Business, College of Education
- 12:30 p.m. — College of Science and Technology
- 4:00 p.m. — College of Liberal Arts
**If the Graduation Rain Plan is in effect, it will be announced by 5:00 am on May 7 on the BU Today website and on local TV and radio stations. Each graduate will receive guest tickets should the rain plan contingency become necessary. If the rain plan is in effect, all guests MUST have a ticket. No guests will be admitted to Nelson Field House without a ticket.**
Tickets: Tickets are not needed for the outdoor ceremony. Seating is on a first come-first served basis and may be obtained 1-1/2 hours before each ceremony.
Student Line Up
In Centennial Hall on Saturday, May 7, 2016
(In Nelson Field House for rain plan)
- 7:30 a.m. — College of Business, College of Education
- 11:30 a.m. — College of Science and Technology
- 3:00 p.m. — College of Liberal Arts
Graduation Verification Session
Any student who plans to participate in the May graduation ceremony should plan to attend the Graduation Verification Session April 5 and April 6 from 11am to 6 pm in the Student Services Center Lobby. Graduating students can verify their graduation information, obtain their name card, honor cord if eligible, and instructions for the ceremony, and receive their tickets for guest admittance.
Financial Aid Exit Counseling
Federal Stafford Loan recipients must complete Financial Aid Exit Counseling prior to graduation. Federal Perkins Loan (National Direct Student Loan) recipients must arrange an exit interview through the Business office, Waller Administration Building, prior to graduation. Call 570-389-4588 for more information.
No Information Release
If a student has stipulated that no information may be released concerning university records, a written release must be submitted to the Registrar's office, Student Services Center 150, to print their name in the commencement program. Students who do not wish their information to be released are excluded from post-commencement distribution of graduate lists to the media.