Boston College High School will hold its 155th Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Families and friends will gather with faculty, staff, trustees, and members of the class of 1969 to celebrate the class of 2019 in the McNeice Pavilion.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. (There will be a musical prelude at 6:30 p.m.) Location: Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington St, Boston, MA (or 75 Union Park on Google) Parking: There will be a reserved parking lot for our use at Jacobson Floral Supply at 500 Albany Street. Our staff will be there to assist you. The lot is a short walk to the Cathedral. There will also be handicap drop-off at the Cathedral entrance near the corner of Washington Street and Union Park. There will be a police detail and BC High students outside the church to help direct you.
Arrival: Guests should arrive early, as traffic will be heavy leading up to the ceremony. Doors will open at 10 a.m. There will be undergraduate students and staff members supervising the parking lot and directing traffic.
It is recommended that guests dress lightly on graduation day, as it tends to be warm in McNeice Pavilion.
Photos: Families are allowed to take photos of their graduate receiving his diploma from the center aisle only. Photo-takers should make their way to the center aisle only after their son is standing in line getting ready to go up onstage. Please be respectful of all guests attending the ceremony.
After the Ceremony: Graduates and families will gather on the McElroy front lawn for photos.
Balloons: Balloons are strictly prohibited from the graduation ceremony and school property due to allergy issues of students and guests.
Stephen Hughes '73 Named Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony
Boston College High School has announced its 155th Commencement Speaker as Principal Stephen Hughes ’73, P’98, who led and helped transform the school over his nearly 20-year tenure as principal from 2002-2019. Hughes, retiring as principal this year, will lead the commencement exercises for the last time and address the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19.
Boston College High School (BCHigh) was honored to have Mike White, former Chairman and CEO of DIRECTV as this year’s commencement speaker. White, a 1970 alumnus of BCHigh, addressed the graduating class of 2018, as well as their families, friends, faculty, staff, trustees and members of the class of 1968 who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Commencement took place in the McNeice Pavilion on Sunday, May 20th at 1 p.m.
April 15, 2013 forever changed the lives of our entire community, none more than the hundreds injured in the Marathon Bombings. Patrick Downes '01 and his wife Jessica Kensky were among the 17 people that lost limbs that day. Patrick's story is one of courage, humility and perseverance; and is one of the many reasons he was chosen to address the students, parents and families as the 153rd commencement speaker.