Commencement Checklist

May 13, 2015

Student in a graduation cap at graduation

We can't believe it's actually here! On Friday, May 15th, the class of 2015 is graduating!

All of our amazing seniors are busy decorating their caps and updating their Facebook cover photos, so we've compiled a list of reminders for the big day.

Wear comfortable clothing and layer

Commencement is held right on the water at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (formerly Bank of America Pavilion) and it can be chilly! Remember to layer and wear comfortable clothes.

Eat a small meal

Undergraduate Commencement begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and finishes around 11:30 p.m. and Graduate Commencement begins at 2:30 p.m. Make sure you eat before the ceremony!

Don't worry about bobby pins!

There will be bobby pins available at the ceremony if anyone needs help pinning their caps.

Don't bring large bags or valuables

There won't be a place to store your valuable items. Give your bags and valuables to a friend or family member before you line up.

Wear comfortable shoes

As comfortable as you can! The stage stairs are steep, be careful!


You've worked so hard to get here. Have the most amazing commencement! Don't forget to share your exciting day on social media with #sims15.