With or without a Boston area college graduation in your family, you'll likely need to coordinate your dining and travel plans around the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies. We're running this very early because so many readers have been making their way to last year's post.
Our list also helps vistors to Boston understand why hotel rooms are so expensive and restaurant reservations so scarce on some dates in May. The local destination experts who guide Boston visitors over on Trip Advisor are already answering questions about spring visits to the city.
Reservations at area restaurants will be harder to find May 8th through 11th with Mother's Day and 5 commencements, and scarce May 15th through 18th when 15 schools, including BU and BC, will hold ceremonies. Harvard commencement is May 28th and MIT June 5th – each of these schools is large enough to have an impact on its own. Harvard can also interfere with traffic as they move busloads of people from one place to another around event time.
To help you plan your dining options in May and early June, here are the dates of the major commencement ceremonies for your 2015 calendar.
If you know of a college or university graduation date that we've missed, send us a comment.
- Northeastern University - May 8, 2015
- Berklee College - May 9, 2015
- Emmanuel College - May 9, 2015
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy - May 9, 2015 ("Dates Subject to Change")
- MGH Institute of Health Professions - May 11, 2015
- Simmons College - May 15, 2015
- Wheelock College - May 15, 2015
- Boston Conservatory - May 16, 2015
- Bentley University - May 16, 2015
- Lesley University - May 16, 2015 (Tentative)
- Babson College - May 16, 2015
- Fisher College - May 16, 2015
- New England Conservatory - May 17, 2015
- Boston University - May 17, 2015
- Brandeis University - May 17, 2015
- The New England College of Optometry - May 17, 2015
- Tufts University - May 17, 2015
- Suffolk University - May 17, 2015
- Boston College - May 18, 2015
- Emerson College - May 18, 2015
- Mass College of Art and Design - May 22, 2015
- New England Law Boston - May 22, 2015
- Northeastern University School of Law - May 22, 2015
- Boston College Law School - May 22, 2015
- Boston Architectural College - May 22, 2015
- Harvard University - May 28, 2015
- University of Massachusetts Boston - May 29, 2015
- North Bennet Street School - May 29, 2015
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - June 5, 2015
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino