Commencement

On Commencement Day

NOTE: Balloons are NOT allowed inside the Tsongas Center.

Commencement Day Schedule (Morning Ceremony) 

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 on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 9 a.m. at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.

  • 8 a.m. Doors to the Tsongas Center will be open to ticket holders
  • 8:30 a.m. All graduating students will assemble by college under a tent, located on the right side of the Tsongas Center in Lot B. Note: Doctoral students should line up inside the East Entrance, not in the student line-up tent. 
  • 9 a.m. Student processional begins from tent into Tsongas Center. 

Following the University ceremony, college faculties, graduating students and guests may proceed to college receptions in a tent adjacent to the Tsongas Center. 

Commencement Day Schedule (Afternoon Ceremony) 

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 on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.

  • 2 p.m. Doors to the Tsongas Center will be open to ticket holders
  • 2 p.m. All graduating students will assemble by college under a tent, located on the right side of the Tsongas Center in Lot B. Note: Doctoral students should line up inside the East Entrance, not in the student line-up tent.
  • 2:30 p.m. Student processional begins from tent into Tsongas Center. 

Following the University ceremony, college faculties, graduating students and guests may proceed to college receptions tents adjacent to the Tsongas Center.  

See more information about receptions, directions and parking, diplomas, special accomodations, and photography below.

Commencement Ceremonies  

Each University Commencement Ceremony will consist of the following:

  • Greetings from special guests 
  • Awarding of honorary degrees 
  • A Commencement address 
  • Conferral of degrees

Photography

A professional photographer (Commencement Photo, 1348 Main St., Tewksbury, MA 01876) will be taking photos of graduates as they cross the stage. Please note, guests will not be allowed onto the floor of the Tsongas Center to take personal photos.

Subsequent to Commencement, Commencement Photo will have proofs available on line at their website (www.commencementphotos.com).  All students will be mailed a special ID number so they could log in to the website. If they've lost it or don't remember getting it, they can call CI's customer service line anytime at 978-851-5924.

See Yearbook Page for information on yearbook photos.