Commencement Speaker:
Crisis Management Expert, Inspiration for "Scandal" Judy Smith will deliver the Commencement Address. Judy Smith, a leading crissis mangement advisor to Fortune 500 companies and high profile individuals and the inspiration for the TV series Scandal. Best known in media circles as a crisis management strategist, Smith, the founder and President of her own strategic and crisis communications firm Smith & Company, has served as a consultant for many high profile, celebrity and entertainment clients including Monica Lewinsky, NFL quarterback Michael Vick and the family of Chandra Levy. She has also counseled Fortune 500 corporations and provided strategic advice on corporate communications issues, working with such companies as BellSouth, Union Pacific, Nextel, and United Healthcare.

Senior Commencement Letter
This email annoucement has been sent to seniors from Vice President of Student Affairs, Diane Austin.

Senior Commencement Announcements
All graduating seniors are entitled to 5 free commencement announcements. These are available in the Office of Student Activities beginning April 1. 2015. Additional announcements can be purchased for $1 each by cash or check. The Office of Student Activities is located on the second floor of the Arnow Campus Center. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Intent to Graduate
May graduates must complete an "Intent to Graduate" form, available at the Office of the Registrar or online at  If you have not yet completed this form, please immediately contact the Office of the Registrar in Potter Hall at 617-243-2133.

Undergraduate Speaker Selection
To submit a speech for consideration, please email a WORD document to by March 6, 2015. Questions about this process may be addressed to Jennifer Granger, Director of Student Activities and Orientation.

Yearbook Pictures

Senior Portraits must be submitted to the Yearbook Office by March 16, 2015. A second round of yearbook portraits will take place December 3-5, 2014 and February 18-20, 2015  from 11:00A.M. - 6:00 P.M. These will be the only on campus appointments available for senior portraits. Appointments are on a first come first serve basis. There is no fee to have your portrait taken. Seniors may also submit your own photo or one taken by a professional.  Contact the Office of Student Activities with questions at 617-243-2475 or

Yearbook Ads for Grads
Families wishing to purchase an Ad for Grad space in the 2015 yearbook with a message to a graduating senior should return order forms by Tuesday, April 7, 2015. This is the first year we are offering an online creation option at See the letter and form from the Yearbook Editor and Advisor for more information.

Academic Regalia
Graduates will be able to purchase their caps and gowns for Commencement for $35 at the annual "Life After Lasell" Fair on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  After this date, they will be available to purchase  directly from the Donahue's Bookstore in the Arnow Campus Center. Questions may be directed to

Student Accounts

All graduates participating in the Commencement must have accounts in good standing. Please review your student account to see if you have any stops or a balance due.Students who have an outstanding balance due to any College department (i.e. tuition and fees, parking fines, Conduct System fines and library fines) must clear it through the issuing department in order to participate.

Commencement Ceremony Pronunciation
If you believe that either your first or last name has a unique pronunciation, or is spelled differently than it is pronounced, please send an email to Vice President of Acadmic Affairs Jim Ostro at Please also specify how, and whether, to announce your middle name or initial. Please note that the deadline for receiving email information on how to pronounce your name is May 11, 2015.

Hotel Arrangements

Family and friends are encouraged to make reservations early, as hotels will fill up quickly. View more recommended hotels.

Special Needs
For graduates or guests who require special accommodations, please contact the Office of Plant Operations at 617-243-2220 or email to make arrangements. Please Note: a maximum of two seats per party is provided in this section.

Class Rings and Personalized Graduation Announcements from Balfour
If you are interested in ordering a Lasell College class ring or personalized graduation announcements from Balfour, please visit the Lasell College Balfour website by clicking here. For more details please visit the Donahue Bookstore or e-mail them at

News Highlight

Lasell Introduces Cross-Registration Program with Regis College, Expanding on Courses Offered  Friday, March 27, 2015Lasell College will begin a cross-registration program with Regis College this Fall, enabling undergraduate students to enroll in additional courses there at no additional cost. Lasell students will be able to add selected Regis courses to their Lasell schedule starting with pre-registration this April.

Featured Event

Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium