Undergraduate Commencement

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. 

Information for Graduates: 



Intent to Graduate - 2 parts
Part 1: May 2017 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.  This needs to be completed by December 9, 2016. If you have not yet completed this form, please immediately contact the Office of the Registrar in Potter Hall at 617-243-2133.  

Part 2: After submission of part I, you will receive an email confirming your information, you need to print or forward that email to your academic advisor and set up a meeting to complete the form. Your intent form (Part 1) will not be accepted without advisor clearance (part 2). Part 2 includes confirming completion of core curriculum, major requirements and minor requirements (if necessary), confirm credit completion, indication if student plans to take courses outside of Lasell College.Yearbook Pictures
Senior Portraits must be submitted to the Yearbook Office by April 3, 2017. A photographer will be on campus to take yearbook portraits on November 16 - 18, 2016 and February 15 - 17, 2017. 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 studentactivities@lasell.edu.

Undergraduate Speaker Selection
To submit a speech for consideration, please email a WORD document to jgranger@lasell.edu by March 3, 2017. Additionally information can be found here. Questions about this process may be addressed to Jennifer Granger, Director of Student Activities and Orientation.

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 Monday, April 3, 2017. This is the first year we are offering an online creation option at www.yearbooksforever.com. A letter and order from will be posted shortly from the Yearbook Editor and Advisor for more information.

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 lasellbookstore@lasell.edu.

Academic Regalia
Graduates will be able to purchase their caps and gowns for Commencement for $35 at the annual "Senior Send Off" Fair, in April (Date TBD).  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 lasellbookstore@lasell.edu 

Weekend Events Schedule


Saturday, May 13

2:30 p.m. - Baccalaureate Service 
Seniors can celebrate their class's Lasell experience at Baccalaureate, a non-denominational and multifaith service to be held in de Witt Hall. This event will feature senior speakers who will reflect on their time at Lasell, along with an invited faculty or staff speaker and the President. Questions regarding Baccalaureate can be sent to Tom Sullivan, Director of the Center for Spiritual Life, via e-mail at tpsullivan@lasell.edu or by phone at 617-243-2451.

4:30 p.m. - Academic Recognition Awards and Reception
Invited seniors will be honored for their academic achievements at the Academic Recognition Awards in de Witt Hall. These awards are given in recognition of a demonstrated commitment to excellence at Lasell College. The recipients are judged to be models for their fellow students in professional demeanor, academic achievement, maturity, perseverance and collegiality. A reception will follow in Glow Lounge. For more information contact Nancy Anderson at nanderson@lasell.edu or (617) 243-2111. 

Sunday, May 14

11 a.m. - Commencement Ceremony

Family and friends do not need tickets for Commencement - general seating is on a first come, first serve bases. All graduates who are participating in Commencement should click here to view a list of where you should meet on the day of Commencement (May 14th) no later than 9:30 a.m. During this time we will line up the graduates in preparation for the ceremony. Please do not be late.