Dear faculty and staff,
Earlier today, the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 received the lineup of ceremonies for Commencement Weekend. After analyzing the size of the graduating classes and other contributing factors, it was determined that UMass Dartmouth will hold six individual ceremonies at Cressy Field split between June 11 and 12. Spacing out these ceremonies by time and with physical distancing allows the University to comply with Massachusetts commencement guidelines which includes the use of facial coverings, sanitizing the entire venue between ceremonies, contactless ticketing, and a two-guest limit.
The schedule for Commencement Weekend is as follows:
Friday, June 11, 2021
- 2020 Ceremony I (College of Arts & Sciences, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and College of Visual & Performing Arts) – 8 a.m. arrival – 9 to 10 a.m. ceremony.
- 2020 & 2021 Law Ceremony – 12 p.m. arrival – 1 to 2 p.m. ceremony
- 2020 Ceremony II (Charlton College of Business, College of Engineering, School for Marine Science & Technology) – 4 p.m. arrival – 5 to 6 p.m. ceremony.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
- 2021 Ceremony I (College of Arts & Sciences) – 8 a.m. arrival – 9 to 10 a.m. ceremony.
- 2021 Ceremony II (College of Engineering, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, School for Marine Science & Technology) – 12 p.m. arrival – 1 to 2 p.m. ceremony
- 2021 Ceremony III (Charlton College of Business and College of Visual & Performing Arts) – 4 p.m. arrival – 5 to 6 p.m. ceremony.
Please note that all ceremonies will feature both undergraduate and graduate students.
I know how excited everyone is to celebrate our graduates on campus again and I want to thank the Commencement team for their hard work organizing these events. As we near Commencement Weekend, it will take many members of our community to ensure these events run smoothly, so stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.
If you would like to learn more, visit our Commencement website for more details about the ceremonies and what to expect on campus during Commencement Weekend.
Mark A. Fuller, PhD