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Graduation 2022

Graduation Photos

Please follow the link below to purchase photos for the Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations, Eagles!

https://peiphoto.smugmug.com/BC-HIGH-PUBLIC-GALLERIES/2022-COMMENCEMENT

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BC High gradation banner

I know it has been a very difficult time for our seniors, who have felt the acute impact of COVID-19 on their final years of high school. As their 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 21 as we recognize all that our students have achieved.

– Principal Adam Lewis

Class of 2022 Mass and Graduation 

Graduation Mass: Wednesday, 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.

Directions

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, May 20 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 21 at 10:00 a.m. 
Boston College High School – McCoy Practice Field
150 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA

(Rain Date: Sunday, May 22 10:00 a.m.)

Directions

 

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. 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 from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Please arrive no EARLIER than 9:00 a.m.

Information for Students

  • Tuxedo pick up: At the conclusion of graduation rehearsal on May 20. 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 2022 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

Directions

 

Tomas Trejo graduation speech 2020

The Graduate at Graduation

As BC High students, you graduate with more than a diploma. The Class of 2022 has endured so much during the pandemic 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

About Our Speaker

President AounJoseph Aoun
President, Northeastern University

Joseph E. Aoun, a well-known higher education thought leader and renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University.

An internationally respected voice on the value of global and experiential education, President Aoun led the global expansion of Northeastern’s signature co-op program, bringing experiential learning opportunities to 148 countries. During his tenure, the University has created a global university system spanning 12 campuses across North America and the UK, realized a 272 percent growth in external research funding, hired more than 800 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and earned the designation of an R1 research institution.

He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press, 2017). In it, he confronts the need for colleges and universities to meet the challenges and opportunities of the complex digital economy. The book lays out a blueprint for higher education with three primary components: a new curriculum for the A.I. age; the case for experiential learning, the ideal delivery system for this new curriculum; and a call for higher education to place lifelong learning at the heart of the educational enterprise.

President Aoun came to Northeastern from the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences where he was the inaugural holder of the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advanced degrees from the University of Paris VIII (France) and Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon).

He was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the French government, and is a recipient of the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Academic Leadership Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a past Chair of the American Council on Education.

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

    Directions

     

  • 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)

    Should you have special accommodations, please contact the Student Life Office at 617.474.5100.

  • 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?

    LifeTouch Photography 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.

  • How long is graduation?

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

photo of students dressed up like dads on vacation

Senior Activities

You will see specific emails with further details on the events listed below…stay tuned!

Friday, April 6: Parent/Guardian and Son Rosary, Mass 7:40 a.m., Rosary 8:30 a.m. Coffee to follow, Contact Fr. Pat Nolan for questions [email protected]

Friday, April 8: Senior Prom

Monday, April 11: Gym Rat Dress Up Day
Gym-rat – a sports enthusiast one who frequents gyms and training facilities. wear athletic wear. Seniors

Tuesday, April 12: Dress for September
There are many paths that our graduating seniors will take in September. Considering the different options for life after BC High. Seniors are encouraged to dress for September. (college, service, work, volunteer). This is the last day of classes for all seniors.

2:45 – 5:30 p.m. CPR Training – Murphy Alumni Room
The seniors may participate in the American Heart Association Adult CPR and AED. They will be certified through the American Heart Association. Class size is limited, and students must see the nurse to sign up for the class.

Wednesday, April 13:

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Dress Like Your Parents/Guardians on Vacation
This will take place on the front lawn. We are not allowed to permit any gas grills but there will be extremely limited access to some electricity for seniors that want to bring an electric grill (George Forman-style).

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Senior Field Day – Cadigan Gym and McCoy Field

11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Hypnotist – Bulger Auditorium
Seniors will enjoy a morning of laughter with classmates when Pete Mamos visits BC High. Imagine! A comedy stage hypnosis show, blending comedy, music, and audience participation. Volunteers from the Class of 2022 become the stars of the show as they embark on a tasteful, yet hilarious, journey into the imagination. Pete has entertained around the country for over 6 years performing for college, high school, and corporate audiences.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Hajjar Dining Hall

 

1:10 – 1:30 p.m. SPS Student Profile Survey || – Bulger Auditorium
Seniors will take part in the Student Profile Survey. The SPS is a self-report instrument designed to measure student attitude/belief and expectation/performance change from freshman to senior year in the five dimensions of the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.

Thursday, April 14:

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Class of 2022 Arrupe Video – Cadigan Gym
Members of the Class of 2022 who attended the Arrupe Division are invited to watch the video the class made in 8th grade.

8:20 – 9:00 a.m. Senior Scholarship & Co-Curricular Awards Assembly – McNeice Gym Parents are invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the members of the class of 2022. 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 – 10:30 a.m. Senior class Awards Convocation – McNeice Gym
Special recognition of our finest seniors and juniors will take place in a high school assembly in McNeice Gym. These award recipients personify the Graduate at Gradation 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 by e-mail.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Senior Prayer Service – Chapel
Fr. Nolan and 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 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Lunch – McNeice Gym

Thursday, April 28:

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Athletic Awards – McNeice Gym
BC High is proud to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our varsity athletes. Mr. Jon Bartlett, BC High’s Athletic Director, will host this ceremony.

Sunday, May 15:

5:00 p.m. Senior Parent & Son Night – McNeice Gym

All current seniors and their parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend Senior Parent & Son Night at BC High. Due to indoor capacity limits each senior is welcome to bring two guests with them (either two parents or two legal guardians). Please contact Mike O’Brien, Senior Director of Alumni & Family Engagement & Annual Giving with questions
at [email protected]

 

Wednesday, May 18:

7:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass – The Cathedral of the Holy Cross
The Baccalaureate Mass for the graduating class of 2022 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 20:

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 at that time

  • 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 21 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. Please arrive NO EARLIER than 9:00 a.m. to get your photo in the Commons.