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    Commencement 2014, Old South Church

    Commencement 2014, © Liz Linder Photography


    Schedule of Events

    Commencement Eve Awards Ceremony

    Boston Architectural College
    Undergraduate Award Ceremony held in the "Beehive" at 951 Boylston Street
    Graduate Award Ceremony held in Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury Street
    6:00pm Scholarship and Awards Reception, McCormick Gallery
    7:00-8:30pm Presentation of awards

    Commencement activities will begin with a special awards ceremony to recognize student achievements. This event will begin with refreshments in the BAC's McCormick Gallery and is an opportunity to view the impressive thesis and degree project work of our graduates. Separate award ceremonies for undergraduate & graduate students will then be held in the Beehive at 951 Boylston Street & Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury Street.  All are welcome to participate. Please be aware seating is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Commencement Day Ceremonies

    Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA and Back Bay Events Center - John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
    10:00am - Graduates arrive for the Alumni Brunch
    11:00am - Graduates participating in the ceremonies are required to check -in at the Loft and given their diploma ID card, beret and BAC pin
    11:45am - Graduates meet outside for a class photo
    12:00pm - Graduates line up for parade
    12:15pm - Parade process down Newbury Street to the venue (Trolley for guests and those in need)
    12:50-1:00pm - Stage party and Graduates process into the venue
    1:00-3:00pm - Commencement Ceremonies
    3:00pm - Immediately following the ceremony Graduates may pick up their diploma at the venue

    Important Information for Graduates


    Orders required

    Friday, May 22, 2020 - Regalia robing
    Graduates will be emailed information on how to place their order for regalia and ticket requests during the Spring semester.
    Please be reminded tickets are limited due to seating capacity at the venue.  Orders for regalia and tickets are required to be placed by April 2020.
    You will receive information regarding picking up your regalia prior to Commencement.

    BAC Commencement Diploma Pickup
    Friday, May 22, 2020
    John Hancock Hall, Back Bay Events Center
    Immediately following the commencement ceremony, students will be able to pick up thier diploma at the Back Bay Events Center.

    BAC Class Ring

    Order your class ring

    Weekend Planning

    Parking and Transportation


    • Pilgrim Parking, 50 Dalton Street
    • Prudential Center Garage, 800 Boylston Street



    Dinner Reservations

    504 Gateway Time-out


    For more information on the BAC Commencement Ceremonies, please contact 502 Bad Gateway

    BAC Commencement Parade Route

    BAC Commencement Parade Route