Graduate Student Ceremony: May 24, 2018; Undergraduate Student Ceremony: May 25, 2018

We're looking forward to celebrating the class of 2018 this May! The University of Massachusetts Boston holds commencement exercises in the spring semester only. This celebration recognizes fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018 graduates.  Any student who has fulfilled their requirements during the fall 2017 semester, or anticipates fulfilling requirements in the spring 2018 or summer 2018 semesters will walk in the May 24 or May 25 ceremony.

Both undergraduate students and graduate students must declare their intent to graduate with the Registrar. The deadline to file was Friday, March 9. Once you file, you're on "the list" which means you will receive emails and other notifications regarding where and how to get your cap, gown, and tickets, and other information pertinent to the ceremonies.

A complete explanation of filing for graduation can be found on the registrar's website. If you have further questions about degree requirements or the degree review process, undergraduate students can email and graduate students can email

Welcome, New Alumni!
In honor of your graduation, you will receive a free one-year membership to the Alumni Association. Look for an email with information this fall!

Read about Previous Speakers and Degree Recipients

President Barack Obama, Tim Russert, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Emily Rooney, and David McCullough are just a few of the speakers who have addressed UMass Boston graduates.
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