Frequently Asked Questions

What date are the Questrom Convocation ceremonies?

Friday, May 19, 2023


What are the start times for Questrom Convocation ceremonies?

Undergraduate Program: 1:30pm

Graduate Programs: 6:00pm 


Where are the Questrom Convocation ceremonies held?

Agganis Arena 


What time and where do students need to arrive for check-in and line-up?

Undergraduate Students: 12:45pm at the Fitness and Recreation Center Three Court Gym. Please enter via Buick Street.

Graduate Students: 5:15pm at the Fitness and Recreation Center Three Court Gym. Please enter via Buick Street.

Students who arrive late will not be allowed to process or access the arena floor/stage and will need to sit in the audience.


Is there any chance the Questrom Convocation ceremony dates, times, or location will change?

No. This scheduled is produced centrally by the University and no changes will be made.


What time can invited guests arrive to Agganis Arena for seating?

Undergraduate Program Ceremony: 12:30pm at Agganis Arena Main Entrance. Please enter via Commonwealth Avenue.

Graduate Programs Ceremony: 5:00pm at Agganis Arena Main Entrance. Please enter via Commonwealth Avenue.


What do students need to bring to Convocation?

Please bring your cap, gown, tassel, and cords (if applicable).

Graduate students, please bring your hoods as well.

Extra regalia will not be available on the day of Questrom Convocation.

Bags are not allowed and there is no storage available. Water will be provided.


Are students or invited guests allowed to bring a bag to Agganis arena?

Students may not have any bags with them during the ceremony and there is no storage space available for bags.

Guests must follow the bag policies (size, contents, etc.) in place for Agganis Arena. The security staff at the Arena will be screening all bags.


Is there a limit to the number of invited guests per student at the ceremonies or receptions?

No, however, we ask that you please be respectful and remember that all students will be inviting guests.


Do invited guests need to register?

No, guests do not need to register or obtain tickets for Quuestrom Convocation ceremonies and receptions?


Will student names be called during Questrom Convocation or BU Commencement?

Student names will be called during Questrom Convocation.


Are diplomas handed out at Questrom Convocation or BU Commencement?

All diplomas will be mailed by the University Registrar.

Please visit the Registrar Diploma Order/Mailing Schedule page for instructions on updating your mailing address and for the mailing schedule.

Please note that Questrom cannot provide mailing information or produce/duplicate diplomas.

All Questions about diplomas should be sent to diploma@bu.edu.


Will Questrom’s Convocation ceremonies be livestreamed?

Yes, a livestream with closed captions will be provided.


Will there be a program provided?

Yes, a program will be provided to guests with both printed and digital content.

Please note that student names are not printed or published per University policy.


Is there a reception?

A reception will follow both Questrom ceremonies in the Fitness and Recreation Center Four Court Gym for all Questrom students, guests, faculty, and staff.

Refreshments will be provided.


How can a student or invited guest request ADA accommodations for the weekend’s events?

Visit the BU Commencement website Disability and Access Services page.

The form will be made available on March 31, 2023 and requests are due by Friday, May 12, 2023 at 5:00pm.


Where can information on parking and transportation be found?

Visit this page on the BU Commencement website.


How do I know if I am eligible to receive honors cords?

Please email your academic advisor for information on eligibility for graduating with honors.


When and where can students get their honors cords?

Honors cords pick-up dates will be announced to eligible students in the spring semester.


Where can students find information on regalia ordering and pick-up?

Visit this page. Ordering will become available in the spring semester.

Proper Questrom academic regalia is required for participation in both Questrom Convocation and BU Commencement.

Dual degree students must wear Questrom regalia at Questrom Convocation.

Questrom does not provide regalia to students.

Questions about regalia orders, shipping, and in-store pick-ups at the BU Bookstore should be sent to regalia@bu.edu.


Is there a separate hooding ceremony for PhD students?

No, PhD students will be hooded at the Questrom Convocation Graduate Programs Ceremony.