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Graduation 2021

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, while prioritizing safety and operating within current CDC and DESE guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you on May 20 and May 22 as we recognize all that our students have acheived.

-Principal Adam Lewis

Class of 2021 Mass and Graduation at Boston College High School

Thursday: Graduation Mass
6:00 p.m. McCoy Field
(Rain Date: Friday, May 21 6:00 p.m.)
Guests strongly encouraged to arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m.

 

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

Saturday: Graduation
1:00 p.m. McCoy Field
(Rain Date: Sunday, May 23 1:00 p.m.)

Information for Guests

Graduation mass: Two (2) guests per student/parents or household members only. Students will sit with family members

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. Submitting your registration will give you access to attend.

Parking will be available on site in designated areas

All guests must be register through the appropriate links listed below. This is strictly for contact tracing purposes.

Masks must be worn in accordance with MA State protocols.

Graduation Mass and Graduation will be available to watch through this webpage at the designated times.

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 11-11:50 a.m. Please arrive no EARLIER than 11:00 a.m.

 

Information for Students

Tuxedo pick up: At the conclusion of graduation rehearsal on May 21. In addition to your tuxedo, you will receive a gift from Mr. Lewis as well. Letter from Mr. Brooks

On graduation day, students must arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. Please refer to details provided by Ms. Smith for specifics on lining up and arrival protocols.

In addition to your graduation tuxedo, please wear your Class of 2021 mask or a black mask which will be provided to you when you pick up your tuxedo.

All members of the Class of 2021 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.

Senior Survey
graduation mass program

Graduation Mass

Graduation Mass will be held at BC High this year due to Covid restrictions at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Mass will be held at 6:00 p.m. on McCoy Field (Practice Fields) with a prelude from the Liturgical Musicians beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Per CDC and MA state guidelines, students are permitted to have two guests join them at mass.The guests must be members of the students household. Guests are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m.

Tomas Trejo graduation speech 2020

The Graduate at Graduation

As BC High students, you graduate with more than a diploma. The Class of 2021 has endured so much during the final two years 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

Photo of Jack Shields

Jack Shields is Founder and Chairman of Shields Health Solutions, one of the fastest growing private companies in America. Before starting the company in 2012, Jack was President of Shields MRI for 20 years. Under Jack’s leadership, Shields MRI formed more than 30 hospital partnerships with health care systems throughout the North East, growing the company into the largest outpatient imaging provider in New England, and making it nationally recognized as one of the preeminent companies in the radiology industry.

Over his 30 years as a national leader in healthcare entrepreneurship, Jack has overseen the creation of four highly successful companies in the fields of dialysis, oncology, radiology and pharmacy. Each company was founded with care and service at its core, providing more affordable healthcare and better access to healthcare for more kinds of people.

In 2015, Jack was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work starting Shields Health Solutions. Jack was also selected from dozens of entrepreneurs as a national spokesperson for Verizon, appearing in television campaigns speaking on the importance of technology and innovation in healthcare. As part of Jack’s work branding Shields MRI he created partnerships with all of the new England sports teams including the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, more recently working on direct-to-consumer ad campaign with Tom Brady as spokesperson for Shields MRI.

Jack currently serves as Founder and Co-Chairman of Shields Capital, venture capital firm focused on innovation in the health care sector. He is also on the advisory board of Riverside Partners, a healthcare private equity firm, and on the board of Allied Dental.
His civic responsibilities have included co-founding the Brockton Boys and Girls Club, being a candidate for U.S. Congress in 1992, and serving as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Boston College High School.
Jack earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he played middle linebacker on the 1981 Sugar Bowl team. He holds a J.D. from Catholic University School of Law.

Registration

Graduation Registration:

Students are permitted to bring six (6) guests to graduation. All guests must be registered using the link below.

We continue to be guided by the state and City of Boston recommendations and will need to adjust accordingly if necessary.

Directions

The address for Boston College High School is 150 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125

Parking

For both Graduation and Graduation Mass, we will utilize most of the BC High parking lots. 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 Affairs Office at 617.474.4504

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].

  • How many guests does each student get?

    Per the Mass State Guidelines, 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. Submitting the names on the registration is sufficient.

    We will continue to monitor any guidance provided by the City of Boston as well.

    Guidelines

  • 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 mass and commencement ceremony.

  • Tickets

    There are no physical tickets that will be distributed to seniors. Guests must be registered through the registration link provided.

  • Noisemakers, balloons, signs

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

  • Livestream

    Graduation Mass and 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!

Tuesday, May 18: 8-10:00 a.m.
Dress like your parent/guardian on vacation

Wednesday, May 19: 6-9:30 p.m.
Senior Fun Night

  • Win BIG cash prizes
  • Win gift cards and giveaways
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Obstacle Course
  • Hypnotist
  • …and more!

Thursday, May 20: 6:00 p.m.
Graduation Mass

Friday, May 21: 10:00 a.m.

  • Graduation Rehearsal
  • Reminder to wear your college/university swag for a few photos

  • Senior Farewell Luncheon sponsored by the Alumni Advisory Council
  • Tuxedo pick-up

Saturday, May 22: 1:00 p.m. (arrive by 12:15 p.m.)
Graduation

Legacy Photo: If your father or grandfather attended BC High, we would like to get a photo of you. Please arrive no EARLIER than 11:00 a.m. to get your photo in the Commons.

Graduation Mass Livestream

Graduation Livestream