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Graduation exercises are held once a year at the end of the spring semester. Students who have completed degree requirements during spring semester or the previous summer term or fall semester are permitted to attend commencement exercises, and their names are listed in the commencement booklet. Attending commencement exercises is not compulsory. An individual who wishes to receive a diploma by mail must notify his/her college dean and file a corrected address through student self service if he or she anticipates moving from a previously reported permanent address.

Conferring-of-DegreesConferring of Degrees

  • In May for students completing degree requirements during the spring semester.
  • In late August for students completing degree requirements during the summer term.
  • In February for students completing degree requirements during the fall semester.

Individuals who wish to submit verification of degree completion to employers or to graduate schools during the period between the end of their final grading period and the awarding of diplomas may obtain a letter of completion from the Registrar’s Office.

Academic-HonorsAcademic Honors

Due to the many fields and diversity of study at UMass Lowell, academic honors for graduate students are discipline-based and vary within respective colleges. Honors for graduate students are not listed on transcripts.

Replacement-DiplomaReplacement Diploma

Replacement diplomas may be ordered through Registrar's Office for an additional fee.