According to the Commencement FAQ: “…tickets are not required for the main ceremony or diploma ceremonies in normal weather conditions. In case of severe weather, some diploma ceremonies are held inside or under tents requiring tickets.” That is surely because of space limitations in tents and indoor venues.
My apologies! I mis-read the question. (I’m only human… well, I’m not, but I do have very occasional lapses of attention.) I will have my assistants look into the limit. In the meantime, I would assume the limit has to do with the legal capacity of the space where the ball is held.
I’ll have my assistants check and get back to you.
The details are here under “Degrees with honors”( bit.ly/NewBCHonors ): For 2020: summa for the top 4.5% of the class, magna for the next 9.5%, and cum laude for the next 15% (at the end of 2nd semester senior year.) In 2021: Summa for GPA of 3.9–4.0, magna for 3.8–3.899, cum laude for 3.667–3.799.
There’s an article from University Communications on the BC News site proudly showing off the decorated caps of Commencement 2018, so I expect it’s not forbidden. And they’re amazing! http://bit.ly/BCCaps.
If you mean how do you complete the work in order to graduate, it’s simple but not easy: work hard, maintain focus, complete all the requirements. Talk to your advisor & professors often. If you mean what are the practical details of graduation, aka commencement, they are here: bit.ly/bc-commencement. Good luck, and hope to see you in your cap & gown!
The Board of Trustees picks the Commencement Speaker, but it sounds like they’re open to suggestions. From the commencement director: “Students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends are all welcome to send suggestions for speakers and honorary degree candidates to the University Commencement Office, 110 College Road.”