Commencement

Commencement 2015 will be broken into a morning and afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015

In the 9 a.m. ceremony, students in the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Education will have their diplomas conferred.

Students in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, the Manning School of Business and students in Intercampus Programs will graduate in the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.

Find out which ceremony you're in.

Important Dates and Deadlines

MAR
06
5:00 PM

Deadline for Chancellor's Medal Applications


Each year the university acknowledges graduating students committed to the areas of student service and community service, awarding up to eight medals in each service area upon the recommendation of members of the university community. Today is the deadline for applications.
MAR
23
4:00 PM

Student Commencement Speaker Application Deadline


Two graduating students (undergraduate or graduate) will be selected to make a three-minute presentation at one of the two Commencement Ceremonies being held on May 16, 2015. Any graduate or undergraduate student who will have fulfilled degree requirements and is participating in the ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015 may apply. Students who completed their degree requirements in December 2014 may also apply. Your application and presentation will be reviewed by the Speaker Selection Committee. The committee will choose five to six finalists and invite those students to deliver their three minute speech before the committee.
APR
06
3:00 PM

Cap & Gown Countdown 2015


All graduating students are invited to the Cap & Gown Countdown Celebration on Monday, April 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the first and second floors of University Crossing, featuring music, food, cash bar, and raffles. Cap& Gowns will be available for pick-up by all graduates.

APR
13
5:00 PM

Deadline for Doctoral Cap & Gown Orders


Today is the deadline for doctoral candidates to order their caps and gowns for Commencement 2015. Please place orders at the River Hawk Shop bookstore at University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St. For more information, email bookstore@uml.edu or call 978-934-2623 or 978-934-6431.
APR
22
8:00 AM

Deadline for Faculty to Order Regalia


Today is the deadline for faculty members to order their caps and gowns for Commencement 2015. Please place orders at the River Hawk Shop bookstore at University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St. For more information, email bookstore@uml.edu or call 978-934-2623 or 978-934-6431.
MAY
09
8:00 AM

Residence Halls Officially Close


Residence halls officially close today at 6 p.m. unless students have made prior arrangements with the Office of Residence Life for Senior Week or Commencement housing.
MAY
11
5:00 PM

Deadline to Submit Commencement Ribbon Messages


For a $10 donation, families, friends, faculty and even graduates themselves can send a message of congratulations or thanks that will appear on the ribbon board at the Tsongas Center during the2015 Commencement ceremony. Maximum of 100 characters. The donation will support student scholarships. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 11.

MAY
16
8:00 AM

University Commencement Day


The Morning Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Fine Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Education will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The Afternoon Graduation Ceremony for students in the College of Engineering, College of Sciences, the Manning School of Business and students in Intercampus Programs will be held at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.
MAY
16
11:30 AM

Commencement Brunch


Celebrate your special day with family and friends at the UMass Lowell Commencement Brunch at the Inn & Conference Center. Adults $21.95; children under 12 $12.95. Cash bar available. Reservations required by calling 978-934-6920 or visiting www.uml.edu/icc.