Ph.D. & M.D./Ph.D. Commencement Information
The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s plans for the BUSM Commencement Ceremony for the M.D., M.D./Ph.D., and Ph.D. candidates on May 18, 2013. We look forward to helping you celebrate your academic achievements.
The April 8th deadline to complete the 2013 PhD Commencement Preparation & Information form has passed. If you would like to attend the BUSM Commencement but did not complete this form, you must contact Caitlin Sleasman (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
You may sign up for the All-University Commencement on Sunday May 19th through Student Link. Please note: filling out the form on Student Link does NOT sign you up for the BUSM Commencement. You should also make sure to update all personal information on Student Link.
Please refer to the BU Commencement Website for information about security procedures during Commencement Weekend.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
BUSM Commencement, Saturday, May 18, 2013
|9:00 am||Graduates and faculty arrive and line-up for procession
|9:00 am||Foyer doors to Agganis Arena open for guests and families
|10-12:00 pm||BUSM Commencement Ceremony
Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
BU Fitness & Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
Thank you to those who voted for your 2013 Commencement Speaker. This year, the PhD class will be represented by Laura Dickey.
All graduates who will participate in the BUSM Commencement ceremony must wear a cap and gown. The cost to rent the complete doctoral regalia package is $95.
Online ordering is now closed. Please contact the BU Barnes & Noble directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your regalia, or if you have any questions.
Pick-up of previous online orders will be available on April 28th if the “ship to store” option was selected. Otherwise, the regalia should be mailed to the address you provided on your order form. When you receive you regalia, please open it and make sure you received all item and in the correct size.
Please note: all rentals must be returned before May 23rd to the BU Barnes & Noble in order to avoid late charges and to prevent the University from withholding your transcript. There will be a location to return your regalia on site after the ceremony.
PhD regalia will include:
Red gown with black chevrons on the sleeves, a dark blue PhD hood, a black cap, a gold tassel
MD/PhD regalia will include:
Red gown with black chevrons on the sleeves, a dark blue PhD hood, a Kelly green MD hood, a black cap, a gold tassel
Please make sure your PI or faculty hooder is aware of the BUSM Commencement date and time. Remind them that they should have ordered regalia through the BU Barnes & Noble, and that they should report to Agganis at 9:00 AM. If your hooder has not yet ordered regalia, they must contact the BU Barnes & Noble immediately (email@example.com).
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
MBTA: Take B Green Line towards Boston College. Stop at Pleasant St.
Parking: Free parking will be available at Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. There will be additional parking along Commonwealth Ave., and all BU Lots will be free of charge.
Beginning April 1st, you can request accessible seating, parking, or other accommodations for yourself or for any of your guests attending the BUSM Commencement by visiting the Disability Services website and by completing a Disability Accommodations Request form.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
In order to attend the BUSM Commencement on May 18, 2013, students must complete payment of their account balances with Student Accounting Services by April 30, 2013, as well as complete their academic requirements. The University will make every attempt to ensure that diplomas are awarded at the BUSM Commencement to students who have met academic requirements, but have not completed payment of their account balances until after April 30, 2013, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Once again please do not hesitate to contact Caitlin Sleasman for additional information.