The Boston College High School 153rd Commencement Exercises will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. in McNeice Pavilion. Stay connected and join us in celebrating the class of 2017 by sharing your photos, videos and tweets using the official #BCHighGrad hashtag!

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  • Live Streaming the Ceremony

    A live webstream of the ceremony will be available on our Livestream page at starting at 1 p.m.
  • Getting to BC High

    All graduates need to be on campus and dressed in their tuxedos by noon on Sunday, May 21. It is recommended that guests dress lightly on graduation day, as it tends to be warm in the venue. 
  • BC High Bookstore Hours

    The Bookstore will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday before the graduation ceremony begins.

  • Seating Accommodations

    If you have any seating accommodation needs for family members with disabilities, please contact the Main office at 617-436-3900 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
  • Balloons on Campus

    Balloons are strictly prohibited from graduation and school property due to allergy issues of students.

2016 Commencement Address

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  • General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. '73 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

    General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council. 

    Prior to becoming Chairman on October 1, 2015, General Dunford served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He previously served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2010 to 2012 and was Commander, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014. 
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