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BU Commencement Weekend 2017

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Boston University

Boston, MA 02215

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Each year, Boston University entertains, enthralls, and celebrates with graduates, families, and friends during Commencement Weekend. These events, specifically for graduates and their guests, serve as the ultimate celebration of our students' hard work. Most of these events require reservation and/or ticket purchase. Please include the graduate in all ticket purchases. Registration begins January 23, 2017 at Noon EST. Events do sell out. Registration for events will close 5PM EST on May 15, 2017. Order cancellations must be submitted by 5PM EST on May 15. Refunds will not be given after this time.


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BU Commencement Weekend 2017 Events:


FRIDAY, MAY 19

24th Annual Comedy Night

8–9:30 p.m., College of General Studies Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Avenue

$25 per person

A host of comics are lined up to put a stitch in your side.


SATURDAY, MAY 20

Riverboat Cruises on the Charles

Departures begin at 9:30 a.m. Last departure is 2:25 p.m.

Duration: 30 minutes

Deerfield Dock

$10 per person

Departure times:
Morning: 9:30 | 9:45 | 10:10 | 10:25 | 10:50 | 11:05 | 11:30 | 11:45
Afternoon: 12:10 | 12:25 | 12:50 | 1:05 | 1:30 | 1:45 | 2:10 | 2:25

View Boston and Cambridge from the picturesque Charles River. Boats depart from the Deerfield Dock, with access across the footbridge on Silber Way. Rain or shine. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Boats do sell out.


Celebration 2017 Dinner

5-7 p.m., 808 Events Facility, 808 Commonwealth Avenue

Adult $30, Child 3-12 $15, Under 3 Complimentary (Ticket still required.)

Celebrate and mingle with graduates and families! Dine on a delectable buffet of salads, entrées, accompaniments, and desserts in a uniquely, sophisticated venue located at the center of campus. Cash bar featuring beer, wine, and premium liquors. Should you want to continue your evening with BU Night at the Pops, free shuttle bus service to Symphony Hall will be provided at 7 p.m. (Pops tickets sold separately).


103rd BU Night at the Pops

8 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue

Ticket prices range from $25 to $96/per person.

See seating chart for details: floor, first balcony, second balcony.

One of BU’s oldest traditions, the Night at the Pops is an unforgettable way to celebrate this momentous occasion. You can choose from seats in the first or second balcony, or on the floor, where each table has five seats, as set by Symphony Hall. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from Symphony Hall.

*Notice: Tickets purchased before April 21 will be mailed to your billing address. Cancellations are not possible after April 21. Tickets purchased after April 21 WILL NOT be mailed, these tickets will be held for pickup at the Warren Towers front desk from Thursday, May 18 at 3:00 PM until Saturday, May 20 at 6:00 PM. On the evening of the event, any remaining tickets will be held at the BU Will Call table at Symphony Hall.




If you have questions or need to cancel your order, please contact us at bugrad17@bu.edu or call 617-353-2248.


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