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Before I Graduate

Commencement 2016 will be broken into a morning and afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

The 9 a.m. ceremony will graduate students in:

  • Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education

The 2:30 p.m. ceremony  will graduate students in:

  • Engineering
  • Kennedy College of Sciences
  • Manning School of Business
  • Intercampus Program

Dates and Deadlines

  • MAY
    Spring Semester Examinations Begin (There will be Saturday Exams)
    8:00 AM
  • MAY
    Residence Halls Close at 6 p.m.
    8:00 AM

    Residence Hall officially close for at 6 p.m.

  • MAY
    Chancellor's Commencement Reception for Women Student Leaders
    2:00 PM

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

  • MAY
    Commencement Message Deadline
    5:00 PM

    Today is deadline for students, families, faculty and friends to purchase ribbon messages that will apprear in the Tsongas Center throughout Commencement exercises on May 14. For a $10 donation, send a message of congratulations or thanks that will appear on the ribbon board at the Tsongas Center before and after the ceremonies. Maximum of 100 characters (including signature). 

  • MAY
    Commencement Eve Celebration
    5:30 PM

    Please join us in celebrating our achievements and honoring award recipients and distinguished guests by attending our annual Commencement Eve Gala at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. Experience live entertainment; hear from our keynote speakers and this year's honorees; and enjoy gourmet cuisine stations, passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Admission to the event is $125 per person and $100 for graduates of the last decade (2005-2015). To register or for more information on the event, go to

  • MAY
    University Commencement
    8:00 AM

    Commencement Day at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Two ceremonies will be performed at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.