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Commencement

Commencement 2018 will take place at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Saturday, May 19, and will be broken into a morning and afternoon ceremony.
Video by Alfonso Velasquez
Watch the 3,970 graduates of the class of 2017 celebrate the day with proud family and friends.

Dates and Deadlines

  • FEB
    16
    Chancellor's Medal Application Deadline
    4:00 PM

    Today is the deadline to apply for the 2018 Chancellor’s Medals for Student Service, Community Service and Diversity & Inclusion. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 16, 2018  at 4 p.m. Questions? Please email Student_Affairs@uml.edu

  • MAR
    30
    Doctoral Regalia Deadline
    6:00 PM

    Doctoral students should place their order with University Crossing Bookstore NO LATER THAN March 30, 2018. Be aware doctoral candidates must rent or purchase their regalia.

  • MAY
    17
    Undergraduate Regalia Deadline
    6:00 PM

    Undergraduates who were unable to attend the Cap & Gown Countdown in April will be able to pick up your cap and gown at the University Crossing Bookstore until May 17, 2018 or can have their regalia shipped to them.

  • MAY
    19
    Commencement 2018
    9:00 AM

    Commencement 2018 will take place at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on Saturday, May 19, and will be broken into two ceremonies. The morning ceremony will be for the Francis College of Engineering; the Kennedy College of Sciences; the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences; and Intercampus Programs. The afternoon ceremony will be for: the Manning School of Business; the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the College of Education.