Graduation exercises are held once a year in late May or early June.
Undergraduates who have completed requirements during the preceding Fall
Semester, who complete degree requirements during the current Spring
Semester, and who anticipate completion of degree requirements during
the next immediate Summer term are encouraged to attend commencement
exercises, and their names are listed in the commencement booklet.
Undergraduate Students Applying for Graduation:
The deadline for students to apply for graduation and have their name appear in the commencement book is April 1st. Students can still submit DIG forms after April 1st, but their names will not appear in the commencement book. Please refer to the graduate application process on our Program Completion page.
Verification of Degree Completion
Please see our Program Completion page for important information and forms.
The University awards degrees with
three levels of distinction upon those graduating students who have
attained exceptional scholastic distinction. Three levels of distinction
are noted at commencement: summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum
University honors are officially entered on the permanent record of
students. To graduate with honors a student must have achieved a minimum
grade point average of 3.25 for all courses completed at the University
and must have earned a minimum of 60 semester credits at the University
as an upper-class student. A total of nine (9) credits of departmental
exam and/or courses graded "S" may be used toward the 60 credits needed
to be considered for University Honors. Credits taken on a Pass/Fail
basis may not be counted toward the 60 credit requirement.
Three levels of distinction are noted at commencement:
- Summa Cum Laude: 3.850 - 4.0
- Magna Cum Laude: 3.500 - 3.849
- Cum Laude: 3.250 - 3.499
National Honor Society
The Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha
Sigma Lambda is a national honor society for Continuing Education
students. The aim of Alpha Sigma Lambda is to recognize adult students
who achieve academic excellence in their course work while performing
the many responsibilities associated with their families and careers.
Eligibility for membership requires that students rank in the top 10
percent of all students who meet certain academic requirements.
Selections for membership are made during the Spring, and students who
are invited to become members are inducted into the Society in April.
Find out about UMass
Lowell's Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, a nationwide organization
that recognizes the academic excellence of Continuing Education students.
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Join us at Commencement! All UMass Lowell degree program students, whether they completed their degree on campus or online, are invited to attend commencement upon successful completion of their program. The deadline for students to apply for graduation and have their name appear in the commencement book is April 1st. Students who anticipate completing their programs in the Summer 2018 can still submit DIG forms up until August 1st, but their names will not appear in the commencement book.
Questions? Contact the Student Support Center at 978-934-2474. Also check out the University's
Commencement Website for additional details.
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