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: 
To see the letter which was sent to each graduating senior click here.


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. 

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 must report to their meeting spot 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.