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Traditions and Events

students holding posters at orientation


Summer orientation sessions introduce new students to Lasell and to each other. New students also attend a three-day orientation in September prior to the start of classes.

Orientation information 




A campus-wide celebration of inclusion with food trucks, carnival games, and music that is held at the start of the school year.



student and family canoeing

Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend

Held each fall, with on- and off-campus activities including the River Day boat races, a more than 100-year-old tradition, this is an ideal weekend for your family to visit campus.

Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend information 



two female students looking at a award

Connected Learning Symposium

Symposium is a celebration of Lasell student academic achievement. Fall symposia culminate with a one-day showcase and focus on connected learning and career readiness, while spring symposia is a week-long event featuring the showcase day.

Symposium information

students presenting a poster

SoCa Day

The School of Communication & the Arts hosts this annual on-campus day of professional networking events and keynote addresses by leaders in the fields of communications and graphic design.

SoCa Day information

marathon runners legs

Marathon Monday

The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest annual events in Boston. Held each April on Patriot's Day, it's the oldest marathon event. 

The marathon course goes right through Lasell's campus! Join students to cheer on marathon runners and have fun on campus.

students in a fashion show

Runway Fashion Show

Our annual fashion show, brings together students from all three Fashion programs to showcase their amazing talents.

Runway 2023


four female students at torchlight parade

Torchlight Parade and Senior Soiree

Held commencement week, seniors and underclassmen march to the Crow’s Nest, a rustic structure built in a Lasell tree in the 1890s and a center for class activities and photographs, especially at graduation time. There the graduating class passes off torches to rising seniors in this cherished tradition that dates back to the 1800s.


2014 class banner

Class Banners

A Class tradition since the first graduating class in 1854. Early banners were usually shields in red, white, and blue with a class motto. Today, the banners make a colorful display at graduation time for those classes holding reunions.

Class Banners

girl graduating in cap and gown


Ceremonies for both undergraduate and graduate students take place in early May each year.

Commencement information


alumni at outdoor event


Held commencement weekend, Lasell welcomes back alumni to campus with receptions and other events.

Alumni and reunion information