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Commencement 2018 will be held Sunday, May 20, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green.


If you are planning to attend Commencement, we need to know in advance if you plan to participate in the graduate or undergraduate ceremonies. Please notify Kevin McKenna by May 1, 2018. Please arrive robed to the Kneller by 11:30 a.m. on Commencement morning. Faculty Marshals (Lisa Kasmer and John Baker) will be there to assist you.


Order your regalia by visiting this link between March 3 and May 1. Regalia cannot be ordered after May 1, 2018! Please order by May 1 if you plan to participate in Commencement.

Pick up your regalia in the Atwood Hall Blue Room on Tuesday, May 15, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., or on Thursday, May 17, between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

You also have the option of having your regalia shipped directly to you for an additional shipping fee.

Return your regalia using one of these options:

  • On Commencement Day, University Cap & Gown will be in the Kneller Athletic Center until 4 p.m. You can return your garments there.
  • You can also drop garments off on the second floor of the Alumni and Student Engagement Center, just outside the Dean of the College Office, until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 23rd. Please make sure your regalia is bagged and labeled with your name.
  • After May 23rd, you are responsible for shipping the garments back at your own expense. Ship to: University Cap & Gown, Attn: Returns, 486 Andover Street, Lawrence, MA 01843.