The Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116
Student Arrival Time: no later than 8:15 am.
Guest Arrival Time: 8:30 am.
Ceremony Time: 9:30 am.
Student Arrival Time: 12:00 pm sharp
Ceremony Time: 1:00pm
Arrival and Lineup
Students should arrive to the Westin Copley Place Hotel by 12:00pm sharp with their regalia (which includes cap, robe and graduate hood). Once you arrive, proceed to the 3rd Floor Essex Ballroom South. Hotel staff and Suffolk University volunteers will be on hand to guide you to the proper room.
No personal belongings can be left in the room so please make sure if you have any bags or purses that you leave them with a family member.
There will be a Suffolk Bookstore representative on hand if you were previously given an incorrect robe and/or graduate hood. There will be an opportunity to switch for the correct regalia before the ceremony.
Each student will check in at the registration table and be given a line-up card. The card will include your full name, degree program, and number. You will be lined up according to your degree and card number for the procession.
Suffolk University will provide reasonable accommodations for Commencement guests with disabilities. If you have guests with disabilities, please contact the following individuals to discuss your specific needs:
Guests are welcome to take photographs during the ceremony however, they will only be permitted in the areas designated for photographers, they will not be permitted in the roped off areas or aisles. Videotaping is permitted and the same rules apply.
Suffolk University has arranged to have Commencement Photos, Inc. photograph graduating students as they receive their diploma from their respective Dean for purchase.
Commencement Photos, Inc.
For questions about ordering photos, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at: 617-573-8239.