Graduate Student Commencement
The Commencement ceremony will be held on Taylor Field Sunday, May 19, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
All graduates who are participating in Commencement should meet in the main lobby of the Wolfe Academic Building on the day of Commencement no later than 9:30 a.m. During this time graduates will line up in preparation for the ceremony.
Students should not bring handbags or personal items as there is no way to secure the line up room during the ceremony.
Groundbreaking Media Executive Lucie Salhany has been named the 2013 Commencement Speaker. Lucie Salhany made history as the first woman to head a broadcasting network when she was appointed Chairwoman of Fox Broadcasting in 1993, will deliver the Commencement address for Lasell College on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Salhany will also receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Learn more about Lucie Salhany.
GRADUATE PROGRAM RECEPTION
Please join faculty, staff and members of the Class of 2013 on Thursday, May 16th from 6-8pm in the Glow Lounge in Winslow Hall for the Graduate Program Reception. You are welcome to invite 2 guests to accompany you to this lovely event. Invitation to follow and RSVP is required.
GRADUATE PROGRAM BREAKFAST
We also invite you and your family and friends to be our guests at the Graduate Program Breakfast the morning of Commencement. Join us in Boomer's (Valentine Dining Hall) on Sunday, May 19th from 8:00 – 9:30am for some light breakfast fare. Invitation to follow and RSVP is required.
RSVP to Gillian Stanley by Friday, May 3, 2013 617-243-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
PRIOR TO GRADUATION
All May graduates should have completed their Intent to Graduate form through the Office of the Registrar. If you have not yet done so, contact the Office of the Registrar immediately at 617-243-2133 or at email@example.com.
GRADUATE STUDENT SPEAKER SELECTION
Information will be available in February 2013.
CAPS AND GOWNS
|The deadline to order your cap and gown is April 5th.|
Caps and gowns will be available through the Bookstore. The package will include a gown, cap, tassel and hood: the cost is $66.00. Caps and gowns can be picked up in the bookstore or shipped directly to you (please add $7.95 for direct shipping).
To order, contact the Bookstore at:
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To place an order you will need to know your height.
Beginning in April graduates can go the Office of Graduate Programs and Professional Studies, located on the 2nd floor of Klingbeil - 142 Woodland Rd, and pick up five (5) free Commencement announcements to send to their family and friends. For students who are unable to get to campus, announcements can be mailed to you. To make arrangements to pick up your announcements or have them mailed to you, contact Gillian Stanley, Associate Director of Graduate Student Services at 617.243.2233 or email@example.com
The ceremony is scheduled to take place under a tent on Taylor Field. There is no limit to the number of people each graduate student may bring to Commencement, and tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.
We have a handful of hotels in the area that we recommend. Please see the list of hotels here.
Persons needing special accommodations for mobility issues should contact the Office of Plant Operations at 617-243-2220, or email Roxey Connelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY PRONUNCIATION
If you believe either your first or last name has a unique pronunciation or is spelled differently than it is pronounced, please call 617-795-5600 (x5600) and just follow the directions in the message. You may include information on how and if to announce your middle name or initial.
We encourage you to consider leaving an email with this information versus calling – if you feel you can explain the pronunciation over email that often works better. Please send the email directly to Vice President Jim Ostrow at email@example.com. Please note that the deadline for receiving voice mail or email information on how to pronounce your name is May 10, 2013.
- Complete Intent to Graduate form
- Order Cap & Gown: Deadline April 5th
- Pick up Commencement announcements from the Graduate Programs Office
- Complete pronunciation voicemail
- Arrive at Wolfe Hall on May 19 no later than 9:30 a.m.