GMS Graduates Urged to Focus on Wellness

MD/PhD Commencement: Do Your Best for the People We Serve


Doctoral Candidates (with the MD class)
Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 3:00 pm (arrive by 1:30pm)
Track & Tennis Center
100 Ashford Street
Reception to follow

Master’s Candidates
Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 9:00 am (arrive by 7:45am)
Track & Tennis Center
100 Ashford Street
Reception to follow

Information Sheet for students and guests

For eligible graduates (in compliance with your degree requirements) planning to attend either GMS commencement ceremony above, you must have submitted the diploma application (extended deadline to February 5th) and completed the invitation questionnaire emailed to you on February 7th. If you do not sign-up, your name will not appear in the program and you will not be accounted for at the event.


Regalia information for you and your hooder

Students have two sets of regalia to be mindful of when thinking about May’s ceremony: A) their own regalia; and B) the regalia of their hooder. Please see detailed instructions below for ordering each type of regalia.

  1. A) All students must wear regalia to the Commencement ceremony. Order student regalia online by March 25 or in person at Barnes and Noble on the Charles River Campus beginning May 1.
  2. B) A hooder places the academic hood over the student’s head during the commencement ceremony. Hooders are typically a faculty mentor, program director etc. Students who do not elect a hooder will be hooded by a GMS Dean. Students are responsible for confirming their hooders attendance and regalia order for the ceremony. Faculty regalia deadline is February 9, 2018.

Alternatively, if your selected hooder is NOT BU/BUMC/BMC faculty, s/he must hold either a master’s (for master’s) or PhD degree and wear regalia. Please follow the instructions below for ordering regalia on your hooder’s behalf by March 27.

  1. Go to:
  2. Select Boston University from the drop-down menu. Click Continue.
  3. The next screen will indicate that the site is taking orders for BU’s ceremony on Sunday, May 20. The School of Medicine’s MD & PhD ceremony is on May 17; the site is simply noting the date of BU’s All-University Commencement on May 20. Please don’t be confused by the date. Click Continue.
  4. Click “Order Your Cap and Gown.”
  5. The next screen will confirm that you are ordering a cap, gown, and tassel for your hooder. The rental fee is $85. In the second section, enter cap and gown information for your hooder.
  6. On the next series of screens, select the state, city, and school from which your hooder received his/her highest degree.
  7. On the next screen, please enter your name and information in the “Customer Info” section and the name of your hooder as the “Participant.”
  8. You will be able to review and confirm your order before finalizing it.

If you have any regalia questions, Barnes and Noble is the best source for answers – 617-236-7402 or

Guest and visitor information can be found here