Commencement Ceremonies

The 2018 Commencement ceremonies will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Sawyer Business School Ceremony
Undergraduate & Graduate
Ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m.
Students arrive at 8:00 a.m.
Doors open at 8:15 a.m.

College of Arts & Sciences Ceremony
Undergraduate & Graduate
Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.
Students arrive at 12:45 p.m.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

The Law School Ceremony
Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m.
Students arrive at 4:45 p.m.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.


The Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, located at 290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, is an open-air, tented amphitheater on Boston’s waterfront.

Admission tickets are not replaceable and required for each guest, including children age three and older. All seating is general admission.

Speakers & Honorees

The 2018 Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients have not yet been announced.

Senior Thank You Video

Congratulations, seniors! Want to say thanks to everyone who helped you on your way to Commencement? Then stop by our special video shoot, where you can thank your family, friends, faculty, and anyone else who supported you throughout your Suffolk experience and made it even better.

Dates and times for the shoot will be posted here soon.