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Commencement 2017 will be broken into a morning and afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Dates and Deadlines

  • APR
    Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis/dissertation to Library.
    11:00 AM
  • MAY
    Chancellor's Commencement Reception for Women Student Leaders
    3:00 PM

    This is an annual event sponsored by Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and the Division of Student Affairs to recognize graduating women student leaders.

  • MAY
    Commencement Eve Gala
    5:00 PM

    Join us for our annual Commencement Eve gala, a time for the entire university community to come together to celebrate the achievements of the year. Honorary degree recipients, speakers, distinguished alumni and talented students are honored during this elegant event. A ¿conversation¿ portion of the evening features honorees being interviewed by Professor Andre Dubus III. Admission to the event is $125 per person and $100 for young alumni (graduates of 2006-2016). A portion of your ticket fee is tax-deductible and will benefit student scholarships.

  • MAY
    University Commencement
    8:00 AM

    Commencement Day is Saturday, May 13, 2017. Two ceremonies will be performed at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.

  • MAY
    Commencement Brunch at the ICC
    11:30 AM

    Celebrate your special day with family and friends at the UMass Lowell Commencement Brunch!

    Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center where we will be featuring breakfast favorites such as Buttermilk Pancakes, Made to Order Eggs and Omelets, entrees such as Chicken Saltimbocca with Sage Marsala Sauce, Baked Cavatappi with Vodka Blush Sauce and Butter Crumb Topping, a Carving Station, Gourmet House Made Desserts and more!

    Adults $28, Children 12 & under $12.95

    Reservations required by calling 978-934-6920.