Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

Graduating students should report to Meeting Level 2, Room 258.


April 2024 Cohort

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Speech@Emerson graduate students arrive at 2:30 p.m.

Doors open to guests at 3:40 p.m. (Guests who arrive early will need to wait outside.)

School of Communication Graduate Hooding Ceremony for Speech@Emerson 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m


Directions for student lineup are now available. The Convention Center is very large, please allow extra time to find your way.


The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is on the MBTA 4 and 7 bus lines, and close to the World Trade Center stop on the SL1, SL2, and SL3. It is also a 15-minute walk from South Station.

For more information about getting to the BCEC please visit their website.


Parking is available for a fee of $25 in the South Lot. The entrance to the South Lot is at the back of the building. If you park in the South Lot a shuttle bus will take you to the Southeast entrance, which is the closest entrance to Meeting Room 258.


To help ensure the highest level of safety and security, all graduates and guests will be subject to security searches with metal detection devices and no food or beverages will be permitted.

Graduates will need their hands free and should only bring a bag large enough for their ID, phone, and keys—one that will fit under their gown.

Guest bags must be smaller than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches (except diaper bags).

Please do not bring items that will block the view or disturb the enjoyment of others such as helium balloons, large signs, or noisemakers.


Please see the College's accommodations webpage to view exclusive discounts for Emerson guests at campus area hotels. We recommend that guests book hotels or B&Bs well in advance.

Visa Letters

If your family requires a visa support letter to attend your graduation ceremony, please contact the oisa [at] emerson.edu (Office of International Student Affairs (OISA)).