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UMass Dartmouth Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

As we’ve learned countless times over the past year, things change quickly. Commencement went virtual. Then conditions improved so we could celebrate on campus with limited capacity. With Governor Baker’s recent announcement that statewide COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on May 29, UMass Dartmouth will be able to hold larger Commencement ceremonies and host up to 6 guests for each graduating student.

We are excited to welcome more of your friends and family to cheer you on as you cross the stage. We also adjusted the structure of the 2021 Ceremonies to account for these updates. All Ceremonies will take place on the Cressy Football Field at the Main Campus. Everyone at UMassD is excited to have you back on campus to honor your success!

Class of 2021 Ceremony I

Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the:

  • Charlton College of Business
  • College of Engineering
  • School for Marine Science & Technology

Ceremony Schedule (Timing Approximate):

  • 8 a.m. – Graduate & Guest arrival
  • 9 a.m. – Ceremony begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – Ceremony ends

Class of 2021 Ceremony II

Undergraduate and Graduate Students from the:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts

Ceremony Schedule (Timing Approximate):

  • 2 p.m. – Graduate & Guest arrival
  • 3 p.m. – Ceremony begins
  • 4:30 p.m. – Ceremony ends

Though health and safety protocols will have changed, since this will be a large gathering, we encourage everyone to wear a mask - especially if you are not vaccinated.

For those that need assistance with Commencement regalia, please contact Terry Silvia at or 508.999.8190.

Please note that each graduate will be able to bring a maximum of six guests to attend the ceremony in person. We will also livestream the ceremony so that other family and friends can watch. All Commencement Ceremonies will be held rain or shine.


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