Commencement Activities

May 23–24, 2019

Commencement 2014, Old South Church

Commencement 2014, © Liz Linder Photography

Schedule of Events

Commencement Eve Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston
Reception, McCormick Gallery
Presentation of awards, The "Beehive" at 951 Boylston Street and Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury Street
Commencement activities will begin with a special awards ceremony to recognize student achievements. This event will begin with refreshments in the BAC's McCormick Gallery and is an opportunity to view the impressive thesis and degree project work of our graduates.  Separate award ceremonies for undergraduate & graduate students will then be held in the Beehive at 951 Boylston Street & Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury Street.  All are welcome to participate.  Please be aware seating is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis.

BAC Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 24, 2019
Back Bay Events Center -John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
11 am - All graduates are required to arrive at the BAC
1 pm - Commencement Ceremony begins
The BAC Commencement 2019 ceremony will be held at the Back Bay Events Center-John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston. All graduates are required to arrive to the BAC prior to the ceremony to dress in their regalia, be a part of the 2018 graduate photo, and line up to parade from the BAC to the Back Bay Events Center. The ceremony to honor the achievements of all BAC graduates will begin at 1pm.  Seating for the ceremony is limited and RSVPs from graduates are required.

The Boston Architectural College plans to live stream its commencement ceremony.  A link will be posted the day of commencement.

Important Information for Graduates

Orders required
Friday, May 24, 2019 - Regalia robing

Graduates will be emailed information on how to place their order for regalia and ticket requests during the Spring semester. Please be reminded tickets are limited (on average two invites per graduate). Orders for regalia and tickets are required to be placed by April 2019.

You will receive information regarding picking up your regalia prior to Commencement.

BAC Commencement Diploma Pickup
Friday, May 24, 2019
Back Bay Events Center
Immediately following the commencement ceremony, students will be able to pick up thier diploma at the Back Bay Events Center.

BAC Class Ring
Honor your hard work with the BAC ring. Available in various styles and finishes, the design of the BAC ring incorporates the Cascieri beehive. The beehive is a symbol of the BAC's mission, designed with Dean Cascieri's ideal of community and work toward the common good.

Order your class ring

Weekend Planning

Parking and Transportation
Trolley service will be available on Friday, May 24 to transport guests between the Back Bay Events Center and the BAC. Metered parking is available on Newbury Street and surrounding streets. Garage parking may also be available at:

  • Pilgrim Parking, 50 Dalton Street
  • Prudential Center Garage, 800 Boylston Street

There are various hotels located nearby the BAC and the Back Bay Events Center in the Back Bay neighborhood. It is recommended that accommodations be reserved as soon as possible. A listing of local hotels can be found here.

Dinner Reservations
There are numerous restaurants located in the Back Bay neighborhood. If you are interested in having dinner after the commencement ceremony, it is recommended that you make reservations in advance. A listing of local restaurants can be found here.

The Boston Architectural College is looking forward to congratulating graduates at our 2018 commencement celebration. For more information on BAC Commencement 2018, please contact

BAC Commencement Parade Route

BAC Commencement Parade Route