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Graduation 2023

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As our seniors’ time at BC High draws to a close, we are committed to celebrating them in a manner that both reflects all they have given our community over their time at their school and expresses our gratitude for their outstanding leadership.

We look forward to seeing you on May 18 and May 20 as we recognize all that our students have achieved.

– Principal Adam Lewis

Class of 2023 Mass and Graduation 

Graduation Mass: Thursday, May 18; Musical Prelude at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington St.
Boston, MA

Guests strongly encouraged to arrive no earlier than 6:30 p.m.


Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.
McCoy Practice Field
Immediately followed by Senior Farewell Luncheon (sponsored by the BC High Alumni Advisory Council)

Graduation: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. 
Boston College High School – McCoy Practice Field
150 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA

Update: Graduation will be on Saturday at 10:00, rain or shine. We still intend to hold the ceremony outside. If the forecast shifts dramatically we may go inside; we will announce any such change by late Friday.



Information for Guests

  • Graduation mass: There are no attendance limitations at the Cathedral. Students will sit with family members. There is parking on Albany Street
  • Graduation: Six (6) guests per student. Students will be seated in alphabetical order with their guests (overflow seating will be available in the back if extra family members / guests would like to attend). There will be NO physical tickets mailed to you.
  • Parking will be available on site in designated areas.
  • Graduation will be available to watch through this webpage at the designated time.
  • Professional photographers will be taking photographs of the students receiving their diploma. More details will be emailed to parents/guardians before graduation.
  • Are you a Legacy dad or grandad? If so, we invite you to take a photo with your son/grandson in the Hunter-Fahey Commons at 9:15 a.m.

Information for Students

  • Tuxedo pick up: At the conclusion of graduation rehearsal on May 19. In addition to your tuxedo, you will receive a gift from Mr. Lewis as well.
  • On graduation day, students must arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. Please refer to details provided by Ms. MacDonald for specifics on lining up and arrival protocols.
  • All members of the Class of 2023 will receive a yard sign which will be personally delivered to their home.
  • As a reminder, any sort of tobacco products, including cigars, are not permitted to be used on our campus at any time.
graduation mass program

Graduation Mass

Graduation Mass will be held on May 18 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross; Musical Prelude is at 6:30 p.m., Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Parents / guardians, relatives, and friends may also attend Mass. Guests are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 6:30 p.m.

Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street
Boston, MA



Tomas Trejo graduation speech 2020

The Graduate at Graduation

As BC High students, you graduate with more than a diploma. The Class of 2023 has accomplished so much during its time on Morrissey Boulevard. You’ve forged lifelong friendships, explored your faith, committed to servicing others, and developed a thirst for knowledge that will fuel you through college and beyond.

We are proud of the young men you have become. You embody the tenets of the Graduate at Graduation.

The Grad at Grad

Graduation 2023 Speaker

Rev. Mario Powell, SJ

Fr. Mario M. Powell, SJ, is the sixth president of Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, a Nativity-model middle school in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Fr. Powell is an accomplished educator who has taught and worked in both secondary and middle-school settings within the Jesuit school system of the Northeast Province.

With both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College and St. Louis University, Fr. Powell is well versed in the Jesuit educational system. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Boston College High School and is a current Board member at Fordham Prep and Nativity Preparatory School in Boston.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve included several of the most frequently asked questions that we receive each year. Should have have additional questions, please contact the Principals Office at [email protected].

  • Directions to BC High

    Boston College High School
    150 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA



  • Graduation parking

    We will utilize most of the BC High parking lots for graduation. Overflow parking will be available in the Santander lot, accessible through BC High’s lot.

    Handicap parking is available in the Walsh Hall parking lot in a limited capacity. A handicap placard must be shown to park in this section. (indicated on the map)

  • How many graduation guests does each student get?

    Students are allowed to have six (6) guests each. Seniors will be seated alphabetically in pods of seven with their guests.

    There will be NO physical tickets mailed to each student.


  • Will professional photographs be available?

    PEI Photo will capture individual photos of each student receiving his diploma. Photographs will be available shortly after graduation.

    Additional information will be provided via email before and after graduation.

  • Restrooms

    Restrooms are available in Cadigan Hall before and after the graduation commencement ceremony.

  • Tickets

    There are no physical tickets to attend graduation.


  • Noisemakers, balloons, signs

    Please refrain from bringing any noisemakers, additional signage, or balloons for your students.

  • Livestream

    Graduation will be live-streamed through this webpage.

  • Medical Attention

    There will be a nurse on staff in case of emergency. The nurses station is not to be used as additional seating or for a water station. There are designated areas for water in the rear of the seating area.

  • How long is graduation?

    The graduation ceremony will be approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

  • Yearbooks for Seniors

    2023 Yearbooks will be available for the Class of 2023 to pick up in the BC High front lobby on:

    • October 28, 2023 – Time TBD
    • November 6, 2023 7:30 AM-4:00 PM, or
    • November 27, 2023 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.

    If the student is not available on any of the dates, then their parents, siblings, or family members can pick up the Yearbook for them. If the book is not picked up by the end of the day on November 27, 2023, the book will be mailed to the last address we have on file for the student.

Senior Week

Tuesday, April 11*:

Anything but a backpack day / Futures day.
*Last day of classes for seniors

Wednesday, April 12:

Parents/guardians on vacation day.
8:30 Breakfast and games on the front lawn
9:30 Senior Field Day
11:00 Hypnotist
12:15 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Mandatory meetings with guidance counselor, various locations (to be shared by counselor)
1:30 Dismissal; seniors staying until CPR training should wait in the library or gym
2:45 – 5:00 CPR Training in Murphy

Thursday, April 13:
(Regular dress code.)
8:00 – 2:40 Credit for life: an introduction to financial literacy.

Friday, April 14:
(Liturgy dress code.)
8:20 Senior Scholarship and Co-Curricular Awards Assembly – McNeice: Parents are invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the lass of 2023. Students will be recognized for their leadership in various co-curricular activities. Department chairpersons will present awards for academic excellence. Coffee and pastry will be served at 8 a.m. Award recipients will be posted on the school website and communicated to senior parents via the Eagle Update.

9:15 Senior Class Awards Convocation – McNeice: Special recognition of our finest seniors and juniors will take place in a high school assembly in the McNeice Pavilion. These award recipients personify the Graduate at Graduation and will be held in high esteem in front of the student body, faculty, and parents. Parents and guardians of award recipients will be notified ahead of time by email.

10:45 Senior Prayer Service – Chapel: The Campus Ministry team will lead seniors in prayer offered in thanksgiving for the last four years. This event will give them the opportunity to reflect upon who they have become and pray for the grace to follow God’s call as they depart the halls of BC High and seek to impact new worlds.

11:30 – 12:30 Senior Lunch – McNeice

Graduation Week

Sunday, May 7:
Senior – Parent Event
2 – 5:00 p.m.
McCoy Practice Field
Sponsored by the BCHigh Parents’ Association
Join us for a fun afternoon of cornhole, food trucks, music, prizes and more.
Register Here!

Thursday, May 18:

Graduation Mass – The Cathedral of the Holy Cross

6:30 p.m. – Musical Prelude

7:00 p.m. – Mass begins

Graduation Mass for the graduating class of 2023 will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross located at 1400 Washington Street, Boston. There will be a musical prelude to the ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are encouraged to attend this beautiful experience that will bring together our parents, guardians, faculty and graduating students for their last mass.

Friday, May 19:

10:00 a.m. Graduation Rehearsal – McCoy Field
All seniors are required to come to school for a graduation rehearsal. We will meet on the turf practice fields (McCoy). Students will be given their tuxedos following the Alumni luncheon.

  • Reminder to wear your college/university swag for photos

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Senior Farewell Lunch – Cadigan Gym
Following graduation rehearsal all seniors are invited to attend a special lunch that is sponsored by BC High’s Alumni Advisory Council.

Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.:

Graduation (arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.)

  • Legacy Photo: If your father or grandfather attended BC High, we would like to get a photo of you. The legacy photo will be taken promptly at 9:15 a.m. Please arrive NO EARLIER than 9:00 a.m. to get your photo in the Commons.