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

Maps & Directions

Announcements, Ceremony Photos, Senior Portraits & Diploma Frames

Personalized Graduation Announcements

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If you are interested in ordering personalized announcements you may do so from Jostens. During the spring semester, Jostens will have a table in the Bookstore in the Campus Center, so you may order there or order directly online. You will also be able to purchase class rings. Please contact Jostens directly for the specific ordering process.

Please note that personalized graduation announcements are not to be used as official invitations to the commencement ceremony.

Photography at the Main Ceremony

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Professional photographers will be taking a photograph of your moment of recognition on stage at the main ceremony. For the convenience of everyone, please do not stop and pose, and please ask your guests to remain seated during the ceremony. You will be contacted at your home address and given an opportunity to purchase prints, but you are not obliged to do so.

The photographer is GradImages and if you have any questions you may contact them directly:

Registering your graduate with GradImages® provides them with the information that they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to allow them to celebrate in the accomplishment.

Senior Portraits

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Congratulations!  Celebrate all you've achieved with a professional portrait taken by Prestige Photography by Lifetouch.  Photographers will be on campus weekdays March 14th - April 6th.  Pictures will be taken at the Student Activities Office, 3rd Floor, Campus Center.  Caps and gowns will be provided, and business or formal attire is also welcome.
Students can book their session online at or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR.   Dates may be extended based on demand.

Portraits are not free, they will be available for purchase after your session.  To speak with a representative please call 1-800-687-9327, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST or email us at
Sign up early - spaces fill up fast! 

Diploma Frames

ThDiploma Frame Image and Link to Purchasee Alumni Association has partnered with Church Hill Classics to have specially made UMass Boston diploma frames. They are an elegant statement piece that showcase your hard work and protect your precious asset at home or in your new office. The Alumni Office gets several calls weekly from graduates seeking a duplicate diploma because they've lost or damaged theirs.

Is mom or dad, a husband or wife, or other loved one looking for the perfect graduation present? Send them this link to this special UMass Boston diploma frame site. They'll feel good about honoring you, and you'll cherish the lifelong treasure of your beautifully framed university diploma!



DVDs of the main ceremony will be available for purchase. For more information or to order a DVD, please contact