Judy Smith, a leading crisis management advisor and the inspiration for the TV series "Scandal," will deliver Lasell's 161st Commencement address on May 17, 2015. Best known in media circles as a crisis management strategist, Smith, the founder and President of her own strategic and crisis communications firm Smith & Company, has served as a consultant for many high profile, celebrity and entertainment clients including Monica Lewinsky, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, and the family of Chandra Levy. She has also counseled Fortune 500 corporations and provided strategic advice on a variety of corporate communications issues, working with such companies as BellSouth, Union Pacific, Nextel, and United Healthcare. Smith serves as Co-Executive Producer of "Scandal."
Senior Commencement Letter
This email annoucement has been sent to seniors from Vice President of Student Affairs, Diane Austin.
Senior Commencement Announcements
All graduating seniors are entitled to 5 free commencement announcements. These are available in the Office of Student Activities beginning April 1. 2015. Additional announcements can be purchased for $1 each by cash or check. The Office of Student Activities is located on the second floor of the Arnow Campus Center. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Yearbook Ads for Grads
Families wishing to purchase an Ad for Grad space in the 2015 yearbook with a message to a graduating senior should return order forms by Tuesday, April 7, 2015. This is the first year we are offering an online creation option at www.yearbooksforever.com. See the letter and form from the Yearbook Editor and Advisor for more information.
Graduates will be able to purchase their caps and gowns for Commencement for $35 at the annual "Life After Lasell" Fair on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. After this date, they will be available to purchase directly from the Donahue's Bookstore in the Arnow Campus Center. Questions may be directed to email@example.com
Class Rings and Personalized Graduation Announcements from Balfour
If you are interested in ordering a Lasell College class ring or personalized graduation announcements from Balfour, please visit the Lasell College Balfour website by clicking here. For more details please visit the Donahue Bookstore or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All graduates participating in the Commencement must have accounts in good standing. Please review your student account to see if you have any stops or a balance due.Students who have an outstanding balance due to any College department (i.e. tuition and fees, parking fines, Conduct System fines and library fines) must clear it through the issuing department in order to participate.
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 Acadmic Affairs Jim Ostro at email@example.com. 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 May 11, 2015.
The large number of people attending the Lasell College Commencement Ceremony requires us to provide additional parking off campus. Parking for family members 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
Parking is available in a reserved area for guests who have state-issued handicapped license plates or handicapped placards. Those individuals may park their vehicles in the Winslow lower parking lot (by the entrance to Campus Police), off of Maple Street. The handicapped license plate or placard must be easily visible to the Campus Police officers when approaching that area. Golf carts will be stationed in that reserved parking area, in order to transport people with disabilities and mobility issues to the Commencement tented area.
For graduates or guests who require special accommodations, please contact the Office of Plant Operations at 617-243-2220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. Please Note: a maximum of two seats per party is provided in this section.
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Intent to Graduate
May graduates must complete an "Intent to Graduate" form, available at the Office of the Registrar or online at http://www.lasell.edu/admissions/registrar/undergrad-intent-to-graduate-form.html. If you have not yet completed this form, please immediately contact the Office of the Registrar in Potter Hall at 617-243-2133.
Undergraduate Speaker Selection
To submit a speech for consideration, please email a WORD document to email@example.com by March 6, 2015. Questions about this process may be addressed to Jennifer Granger, Director of Student Activities and Orientation.
Senior Portraits must be submitted to the Yearbook Office by March 16, 2015. A second round of yearbook portraits will take place December 3-5, 2014 and February 18-20, 2015 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. These will be the only on campus appointments available for senior portraits. Appointments are on a first come first serve basis. There is no fee to have your portrait taken. Seniors may also submit your own photo or one taken by a professional. Contact the Office of Student Activities with questions at 617-243-2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.