UMass Dartmouth 2014 Commencement Details

UMass Dartmouth Celebrates Class of 2014 May 16-19

UMass Dartmouth's 2014 Commencement is over three days with four ceremonies. This year's undergraduate and graduate ceremonies will take place May 16-19, 2014. All of the ceremonies, except for the UMass School of Law, will be held in the University's Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater. In the event of rain, these ceremonies will be moved to the Tripp Athletic Center. The Law School ceremony will be held in the Main Auditorium on the main campus, rain or shine. 

The UMass Dartmouth Class of 2014 is made up of 1,587 students representing 210 Massachusetts communities, 21 states, and 23 countries. The Top 5 major areas of study include Engineering (183), Psychology (120), Nursing (109), Accounting (101), and Crime & Justice Studies (90). 78 students will receive their Juris Doctor during Monday's law school ceremony. The Top 5 communities of UMass Dartmouth's graduating class are New Bedford (177), Fall River (112), Dartmouth (88), Taunton (37), and Somerset (36). 

Reserved parking for media members is available in lot 13 on the main campus. Media credentials, especially for photographers, must be visible throughout coverage of any of the four ceremonies. Each Commencement ceremony can be watched live via UMass Dartmouth's WUMD FM 89.3 will also have live coverage of Commencement. 

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement, Charlton College of Business 
Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:00 am -- 11:30 am 

Honorary Degree Recipient/Commencement Address: 
Robert Leduc '78 (Honorary Doctor of Business) 
Advisor, Advent International 

Chancellor's Medal Recipient: 
Katherine Craven 
Chief Administrative Officer, Babson College and 
Former Executive Director, UMass Building Authority 

Student Commencement Speaker: 
Nikita Rao 
MBA '14 

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement, College of Arts & Sciences 
Friday, May 16, 2014, 2:30 pm -- 4:00pm 

Honorary Degree Recipient/Commencement Address: 
Reverend Liz Walker (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters) 
Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church 

Chancellor's Medal Recipient: 
The Honorable Therese Murray 
Massachusetts State Senate President 

Student Commencement Speaker: 
Tricia Breton '14 
College of Arts & Sciences 

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement, College of Engineering, College of Nursing, College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Marine Science and Technology 
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:00 am -- 11:30 am 

Honorary Degree Recipient/Commencement Address: 
Dr. Ernest Moniz (Honorary Doctor of Science) 
United States Secretary of Energy 

Chancellor's Medal Recipient:: 
Lester Cory '63 
Professor Emeritus, UMass Dartmouth College of Engineering 

Honorary Degree Recipient: 
Susan Annicelli '78 RN, MS, MSN (Honorary Doctor of Nursing) 
Colonel (Retired), United States Army 

Student Commencement Speaker: 
Rola Hassoun '14 
College of Engineering 

Law School Commencement 
Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:00 am -- 11:30 am 

Chancellor's Medal/Commencement Address: 
His Excellency Deval L. Patrick 
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Student Commencement Speaker: 
Louis D'Amarino '14 
UMass School of Law * Dartmouth 

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development. UMass Dartmouth's mandate to serve its community is realized through countless partnerships, programs, and other outreach efforts to engage the community, and apply its knowledge to help address local issues and empower others to facilitate change for all.

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