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 2014 commencement ceremonies. We're running this very early because so many readers have been making their way to last year's post.
And, it helps vistors to Boston understand why hotel rooms are so expensive and restaurant reservations so scarce on some dates in May. The 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 9th through 11th with Mother's Day and six commencements, and scarce May 17th through 19th when eleven schools, including BU and BC, will hold ceremonies. Harvard commencement is May 29th and MIT June 6th – 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 2014 calendar.
If you know of a college or university graduation date that we missed, send us a comment.
- Northeastern University - May 2, 2014
- MGH Institute of Health Professions - May 8, 2014
- Simmons College - May 9, 2014
- Berklee College - May 10, 2014
- Emmanuel College - May 10, 2014
- Fisher College - May 10, 2014
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy - May 10, 2014 ("Dates Subject to Change")
- Emerson College - May 11, 2014
- Boston Conservatory - May 17, 2014
- Bentley University - May 17, 2014
- Lesley University - May 17, 2014
- Babson College - May 17, 2014
- New England Conservatory - May 18, 2014
- Boston University - May 18, 2014
- Brandeis University - May 18, 2014
- The New England College of Optometry - May 18, 2014
- Tufts University - May 18, 2014
- Suffolk University - May 18, 2014
- Boston College - May 19, 2014
- Mass College of Art and Design - May 23, 2014
- New England Law Boston - May 23, 2014
- Northeastern University School of Law -May 23, 2014
- Boston College Law School - May 23, 2014
- Boston Architectural College - May 23, 2014
- Harvard University - May 29, 2014
- University of Massachusetts Boston - May 30, 2014
- North Bennet Street School - June 6, 2014
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - June 6, 2014
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