Fall 2021 Reopening Plans
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Commencement 2021

We are planning a vibrant virtual ceremony that will be available on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 1:00 pm EST and will include many of the traditional elements of a Lesley Commencement including awarding honorary degrees, two special guest speakers, and student speakers representing our four colleges and the Threshold Program.

This May’s virtual ceremony recognizes graduates from September 2020, January 2021, and May 2021 and any PhD graduates who were not able to receive their hoods in-person last May. 

Attending a traditional Commencement is a beloved Lesley tradition, and we look forward to the time when we can welcome all our graduates back to campus as Lesley University alumni.

9 photos of graduates in individual locations wearing their cap and gown and holding up signs like "I did it"


Join our Virtual Ceremony on 5/22 at 1 pm!

 Submit Your Photo and Quote

As part of the virtual ceremony, all graduates will be invited to submit a photo and a quote to personalize the slide that will be displayed with their name, degree, and any academic honors. Please expect an email from gradslides@lesley.edu by early April with details. Check your email folders, including spam, for your graduate invitation email.

Graduate in regalia
“Congratulations, Graduate School of Education Class of 2020! Live with intention. Be bold in the face of adversity. Live the life you were destined for. The field of education needs you. Make your mark! To my family and friends, Lesley University faculty, and staff, YES! It takes a village to raise an educator. Thank you. To my Mom: Thank you for leading the way. God is Great! Love you much.” – Emmy Petit-Frere, M.Ed. ‘20


Questions? Contact us.

For questions regarding Commencement regalia, please email bookstore@lesley.edu.

For other event-related questions, please contact the Lesley University Commencement Office at commence@lesley.edu.

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