Frequently Asked Questions

When is Commencement?
Lasell's 165th Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m.  

Where is Commencement?
Commencement will be held on Taylor Field.  

How long does Commencement last?
The Commencement ceremony runs approximately 2.5 hours.  

Do I need a ticket to attend the ceremony?
No, there are no tickets for Commencement and seating is available based on first come, first served.  

Is the ceremony outdoors?
Yes. The ceremony will be held under a tent on Taylor Field. There is no heating under the tent, so please check the weather and dress accordingly.  

Does the ceremony take place rain or shine?
Yes. The tent will protect our guests from any possible rain and the ceremony will go on uninterrupted.  While unlikely, if extreme and dangerous weather conditions occur, the College may implement a contingency plan for the ceremony. Should this occur, information will be available on the main Commencement webpage and the College's social media accounts.  

Where should I park?
We encourage guests to park at Riverside Center Office Park, located at 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02466. Shuttle service will be provided between Riverside Center and campus. Those requiring special parking accommodations are asked to contact Plant Operations at 617-243-2220 or plantoperations@lasell.edu to make arrangements.  

What hours does the shuttle run between campus and Riverside Center?
Shuttle service from Riverside will begin at 7:30am and will run until the last guest leaves campus.