Undergraduate Commencement

The 2017 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017, beginning at 12 noon in the Athletic Center, doors open at 10:30 a.m. 

Stream the Commencement Ceremony here

The ceremony will be streamed live in the following campus locations:

  • Arnow Campus Center (1st and 2nd floors) - opens 10:30 am
  • de Witt Hall, Winslow Academic Center - opens 11:30 am
  • Additional classrooms in Winslow Academic Center - opens 11:30 am
  • Rosen Auditorium, Brennan Library - opens 11:30 am
  • Valentine Dining Room, Edwards Student Center - opens 7:00 am

Students who will be graduating with Latin Honors (cum laude; magna cum laude; summa cum laude) may pick up their honors medallions and gold tassels, in the Office of Student Affairs (top level, Edwards Student Center), at the times noted above.

For those friends and family members who wish to watch the Commencement ceremonies from a location off-campus, they may do so at this link: https://livestream.com/Lasell/Commencement2017

Diplomas will be distributed on the main level of the Brennan Library, following the Commencement ceremony, and until 3:00 p.m.

Photo Options -
Option 1 - Photo of the graduate and the President shaking hands and receiving the diploma  

Option 2 - Photo of graduate with diploma and a Lasell College backdrop. This will be offered in the Winslow Academic Center/Brennan Library in the Campbell and Spector Classrooms. This option will be available from 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  

In the weeks following Commencement, all undergraduate students about to receive a BA or BS degree, will receive another mailing to their permanent address with photo proofs and package options. Link to the company website - http://www.commencementphotos.com/

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.  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 and the Lamp Yearbook
Senior Portraits must be submitted to the Yearbook Office by Monday, April 3, 2017.

If you missed senior portraits, submit a portrait photo to the Lamp Yearbook by emailing a high-resolution portrait photo to studentactivities@lasell.edu and jbruce@lasell.edu with the subject line: Senior Portrait Photo. 

There will also be a section for candid photos from your time here at Lasell College! To submit candid photos to The Lamp Yearbook, please visit https://yearbookforever.com/#cu/1916.

The Lamp Yearbook is mailed, free of charge,  in the fall following graduation to the address on file with Alumni Relations. If you have a candid photo that you would like to submit to the yearbook, submit them here!

Contact the Office of Student Activities with questions at 617-243-2475 or studentactivities@lasell.edu.  If you are unable to sign up online for a senior portrait appointment, please call the photography company's customer service at 1-800-426-9533 or collegeinfo@lifetouch.com.

Commencement Announcements
Graduates may go to the Office of Student Activities on the Arnow Campus Center 2nd Floor, and pick up five (5) free, souvenir Commencement announcements to send to their family and friends. Additional announcements will be available for purchase for one dollar each, by cash or check only. Students may begin picking up the announcements starting Monday, April 3, 2017. They will also be available at the Senior Sendoff Fair (see below). The Office of Student Activities is open Monday through Friday 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

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 2017 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, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  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

4:00 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.