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Commencement 2022

Congratulations to the entire graduating class!


Date

May 27, 2022

Time

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For More Info

commencement@the-bac.edu

Cost

Invite tickets are free and required for entrance.

Categories

Events   Graduation   Commencement  

Back Bay Event Center
John Hancock Hall 
180 Berkeley Street (Corner of Berkeley & Stuart Streets)

A medal with the BAC seal.

The Boston Architectural College’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27th, 2022, from 1-3pm at the Back Bay Event Center in John Hancock Hall, Boston, MA.

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Commencement Ceremony will be an in-person event this year. We look forward to gathering as a community to recognize your accomplishments and celebrate your success!

The BAC will also live stream our Commencement Ceremony for those unable to attend in-person.

Please see the Commencement Day timeline along with important information detailed below for our graduates, guests, and friends of the BAC.

Date

May 27, 2022

Time

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

For More Info

commencement@the-bac.edu

Cost

Invite tickets are free and required for entrance.

Categories

Events   Graduation   Commencement  

Back Bay Event Center
John Hancock Hall 
180 Berkeley Street (Corner of Berkeley & Stuart Streets)

Important Information

On Commencement Day, all graduates are to meet at 320 Newbury Street campus building to obtain diploma lineup cards, berets, and pins. Graduates will be able to enjoy a light brunch and don your regalia. A graduate class photo will be taken in front of the main campus building, followed by the parade to the Back Bay Center for the Commencement Ceremony.

Please see the exact timeline of events below for May 27, 2022:


Friday, May 27, 2022
10:00AM - 3:30PM EST at 320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.


10:00AM –  Cascieri Hall doors open for the graduates to enjoy light brunch.


11:00AM –   Commencement Ceremony participants must arrive and check in by this time to receive berets, BAC pin, and assemble in Cascieri Hall to dress in regalia.


11:45AM – Group Photo – Graduating students gather in front of 320 Newbury Street for Class photo.


12:00PM – Parade Procession line up – *Graduating students line up for parade procession.


12:30PM –  Parade begins down Newbury Street to the Back Bay Center.


12:50PM – Arrival at the Back Bay Events Center and enter John Hancock Hall.


1:00PM – The Commencement 2022 Ceremony begins. 


3:00PM – The Commencement Ceremony ends. 

Please pick up your diploma in the Back Bay Events Center immediately after the Ceremony.

*Please note that a Trolley will be available for those who choose to ride to and from 320 Newbury to the Back Bay Center. If you will be spending time on the campus, please review the BAC's COVID Safety Protocols.

Please note that tickets* for the in-person Commencement Ceremony are required for entrance, and seating is on a first come, first served basis. You may obtain tickets* from your graduate.

For our guests who cannot attend in-person, the Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed.


11:00AM –   Doors open at John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center.


11:10AM-1:00PM –  Guests may also join BAC graduates at 320 Newbury Street, Boston. Old Town Trolley will be available to take guests to John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center between these hours.


1:00PM – The Commencement Ceremony begins. 


3:00PM – The Commencement Ceremony ends. 


3:00–4:00PM – Old Town Trolley offers return rides to 320 Newbury Street, Boston.


*The invitations given to BAC Graduates when they pick up their regalia are the tickets for guests to gain access to the Commencement Day venue, John Hancock Hall at The Back Bay Events Center, which is located at 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116. It is important to note that only those with tickets will be admitted.

We ask that invitees/ticket holders plan to arrive 60 minutes prior to the scheduled event. The current health and safety protocols for the John Hancock Hall, Back Bay Event Center is as follows:


Vaccination Requirements

All persons entering the Facility including, but not limited to, audience, vendors, crew, performers, and staff who are ages 5 and older must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved vaccine and must show proof of vaccination together with a valid ID. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination together with a valid ID at their time of entry into the Facility.

“Fully Vaccinated” means the date of entry to the Facility must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Proof of vaccination can be in one of the following forms and should include name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered:

  • Vaccination card;
  • Clear photo of the front and back of a vaccination card as a separate document (the entire card must be visible and legible);
  • Clear photo of the front and back of the attendee’s vaccination card stored on a phone or electronic device (the entire card must be visible and legible); or
  • Digital vaccination record (including those issued by your health provider, government or another third party provider such as CLEAR).

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted. Exceptions to our vaccination requirements will only be made for:

  • Guests under the age of 5 who are not yet eligible for vaccination (provided such guest is accompanied by an adult who meets our entry requirements); or
  • Guests who need a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination.

Guests who are 5 years of age and above who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to their entry time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to their entry time, verified or administered by a third party.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test results:

  • Printed document from the test provider or laboratory, or
  • An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.

The information provided needs to include name of person tested, type of test performed and date of negative PCR test result (date must be within 72 hours prior to performance start time) or negative antigen test result (date must be within 24 hours prior to performance start time).

Self-reported negative COVID-19 test results that are not from a third-party test provider, laboratory or health care provider will not be accepted.

All guests who are age 5 and over are also required to provide a current government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) along with their proof of vaccination or negative test.

Entry will be denied to those who do not provide the above required documentation on the day of the event.


Mask Requirements

All persons must wear a face mask when inside the venue, except for performers/presenters while they are performing/presenting. Food & beverage are not permitted in John Hancock Hall. During private events when food and beverage are permitted, masks will not be required while actively eating or drinking in designated areas. Single-use disposable masks and cloth masks with at least two layers of tightly woven breathable fabric are acceptable. Gaiters, scarves, and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and be secured under the chin.

Unless otherwise noted, children under five, including babies in arms, are not allowed in the theater.

The number of people allowed in backstage areas shall be limited to prevent crowding and allow for safe distancing. Facility will maintain a no re-admittance policy as part of our safety protocols.

Other COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of event. We reserve the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law.

Graduates take a group photo outside the BAC 320 Newbury building.