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

Dates and Deadlines

  • MAR
    27
    Doctoral Regalia Deadline
    5:00 PM

    Today is the deadline for doctoral candidates who will be participating in Commencement ceremonies on May 13 to place their order for regalia with the River Hawk Shop Bookstore at University Crossing. Please use the form link at More Info. Be aware that doctoral candidates mus rent or buy their regalia. 

  • MAR
    31
    Graduate students Deadline for DIG Forms for spring
    8:00 AM

    Last day for graduate students to submit Declaration of Intent to graduate form for spring completion.

  • APR
    03
    Faculty Advising for Fall 2017 begins. First day for Seniors to Complete DIG Forms
    8:00 AM

    Faculty advising period for fall 2017 begins.

    First day for seniors who anticipate completion of degree requirements by the end of December 2017 to confer with faculty advisors and to file Programs of Baccalaureate Studies (DIG form).

  • APR
    10
    Cap & Gown Countdown 2017
    4:00 PM

    This special celebration for graduating students will feature music, food, cash bar, raffles and more. You will also be able to order class rings and other Commencement-related items.

  • APR
    11
    Graduate students Advising/Fall registration begins
    8:00 AM

    Graduate students Advising/Fall registration begins. SIS system open for enrolled students.

  • APR
    18
    Faculty Advising Ends. DIG Forms Due
    8:00 AM

    Faculty advising period for fall 2017 ends. Today is also the last day for seniors to complete Declaration of Intent to Graduate form.

  • APR
    28
    Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis/dissertation to Library.
    11:00 AM
  • MAY
    11
    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
    13
    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
    13
    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.