Commencement

Graduate Student Ceremony: May 26, 2016; Undergraduate Student Ceremony: May 27, 2016

Maps & Directions

Commencement Day

Commencement 2016 Information

There will be two ceremonies: one for students receiving graduate degrees and one for students receiving undergraduate degrees.  These celebrations include December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016 candidates:

The graduate commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Students receiving doctoral and master’s degrees, certificates of advanced graduate study (CAGS) and post-master’s certificates will be invited to participate in this program with the chancellor, deans, faculty and honorary degree recipients. This ceremony will take place in the Clark Athletic Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston MA. 

The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.  Students receiving bachelor’s degrees will be invited to participate in this program with the chancellor, deans, faculty and honorary degree recipients. This ceremony will take place at the TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston MA.

Graduates participating in either ceremony will be able to invite guests. Detailed information about tickets, and about when and where to arrive for each ceremony, will be made available at a later date.

At both ceremonies, graduates will have their names called, cross the stage, have photos taken. and receive diploma covers. Diplomas will be mailed at a later date. Depending on the student’s eligibility and filing date, the conferral date of the degree and the date listed on the diploma will be: December 31, 2015, May 31, 2016, or August 31, 2016.

Depending on your eligibility and filing date, the conferral date of your degree and date stated on your diploma will be:

December 2015 graduate and undergraduate students: December 31, 2015

May 2016 graduate and undergraduate students: May 31, 2016

August 2016 graduate and undergraduate students: August 31, 2016

Filing Deadlines

In order to participate in the 2016 ceremony, you must have declared your intent to graduate with the Registrar.  The deadline to apply for graduation for December was October 30, 2015.
The deadline to apply for graduation for May 2016 or August 2016 is March 11, 2016.

Please visit the Registrar's web site for more information and to apply for graduation.