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On Commencement Day

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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 14, 2016 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:

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