Commencement

Attention 2016 graduates, pictures and video are now available!

The 2017 Commencement ceremony will be held
on Taylor Field on Sunday, May 14, 2017, beginning at 11 a.m.
The ceremony lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
Seating for the ceremony is first come first serve and
tickets are not required to attend.

Graduate Line Up

Graduates participating in Commencement must check-in no later than 9:30 A.M. Time is required to lineup the graduates in the order in which their names appear in the program; this will insure that guests will be able to follow the program and know when their special graduate will be crossing the stage and receiving their diploma.  Graduates should arrive wearing their caps and gowns or with them in hand, ready to be worn. Specific details on where graduates need to report for lineup will be communicated via email to students in the weeks immediately preceding the ceremony.

Student Accounts
Lasell College policy requires all graduates planning to participate in Commencement satisfy their financial obligations prior to receiving any official recognition of their work done at the College. Students who have an outstanding balance due to any College department (i.e. tuition and fees, parking/conduct/ library fines) must clear them through the issuing department in order to participate in Commencement. An outstanding balance on your student account may prevent you from receiving your diploma at Commencement.

You may confirm and complete payment toward your student account balance via the Student Account Center (SAC), which you may access by logging into MyLasell and selecting the SAC/ ePay button from Self Service.

Please be sure your account balance is up to date and all fines, fees, and charges have been resolved by the last Thursday in April.

Commencement Ceremony Pronunciation
If you believe that either your first or last name has a unique pronunciation, or is spelled differently than it is pronounced, please send an email to Vice President of Academic Affairs Jim Ostrow at jostrow@lasell.edu. Please also specify how, and whether, to announce your middle name or initial. Please note that the deadline for receiving email information on how to pronounce your name is Monday, May 8, 2017.

Commencement Parking
Due to the large number of people attending the Lasell College Commencement Ceremony there is a shortage of parking on campus. As a result, parking for families and their guests will be located at the Riverside Office Park, 275 Grove Street, Newton. Shuttle transportation between Riverside Office Park and the College campus will be provided throughout the day, starting at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m.

We encourage guests to allow ample time to reach the Riverside Office Park, get your vehicle to the designated lot and then make your way to Taylor Field when you arrive on campus. In order to be in your seat under the Commencement tent by the start of the academic procession at 11 a.m., we recommend that you arrive at the Riverside Office Park no later than 10 a.m.  
 
Parking for People with Disabilities and Mobility Issues
Any graduate whose guest has a disability may access parking that is reserved for that purpose by entering the Winslow lower parking lot (by the entrance to Campus Police), on Maple St. Eligible persons include those with a state-issued handicapped license plate or handicapped placard. This must be easily visible to the police officers when approaching that area.  Golf carts will be stationed in that reserved parking area.

Special Needs
For graduates or guests who require special accommodations, please contact the Office of Plant Operations at 617-243-2220 or email plantoperations@lasell.edu to make arrangements. Please Note: a maximum of two seats per party is provided in this section.

Hotel Arrangements
Family and friends are encouraged to make reservations early, as hotels will fill up quickly. View more recommended hotels.