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Merrimack College Commencement

67th Undergraduate Commencement

Dear Degree Candidates, Families and Friends,

Welcome to commencement at Merrimack College. The following pages are designed to help you plan a joyous and memorable commencement day.

If you have questions, please email the commencement office at Continue to visit these pages between now and the ceremony for updated information.

Commencement Weekend Event Schedule

Baccalaureate Mass
Saturday, May 20, 2017
4 p.m.
Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher, Merrimack College

Graduating seniors and their family and friends are invited to join Mass in celebration of our undergraduate candidates. Mass will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure seating.

67th Undergraduate Commencement
Sunday, May 21, 2017
10 a.m.
Lawler Arena, Merrimack Athletics Complex

Doors open to guests at 8 a.m. Family and friends must have a ticket to enter the arena. Seats are not reserved.

Letter from the Registrar

Dear Students,

Congratulations! You have worked hard to reach this point, the time in which you transition from student to graduate. You should be proud of a job well done.

In preparation for commencement activities this spring, please keep the following in mind: 

  • On March 1, you will receive an online survey from the registrar’s office to confirm information related to your degree. The survey will also ask whether you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. It is very important that you review your degree information thoroughly and respond to the survey no later than March 8 to ensure your name is eligible to be printed in the program. If you do not receive this survey, please send an email to, and one will be sent.
  • It is your responsibility to check MyMack to make certain that there are no outstanding grades or financial charges that would prevent your degree from being awarded. Those students expecting transfer credit or AP credit must ensure that all the proper documents have been received no later than March 3 at 5 p.m. In addition, if you haven’t already, please take this time to review your degree audit. If needed, sit with your adviser to ensure you are on track to have completed all your requirements.
  • All students who have completed the requirements to earn their degree are eligible to participate in commencement. Students who have not completed all of the requirements, but are within eight credits of completion, may still participate in commencement as a walker. However, degrees will not be conferred on all degree requirements are met. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please keep in mind you are only eligible to participate in one commencement.
  • Merrimack confers degrees three times a year, at spring commencement, on Aug. 31 and on Dec. 31. Those completing their degree requirements during the summer will receive their diplomas on Aug. 31.
  • While the registrar’s office will not contact students who are cleared to graduate, we will use email to contact students on the degree list who are not cleared. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their Merrimack email for important messages from the registrar’s office throughout this semester and during the weeks and days leading up to commencement.
  • If your family needs a letter of invitation to acquire a visa to attend commencement, please send an email to
  • Visit the Merrimack commencement website often to stay updated on commencement activities and important information and dates.

Again, congratulations on a job well done! We are proud of you and look forward to celebrating with you at commencement.

David Martinez
Interim Registrar/Bursar 

Important Information

Please click on the interactive links below.

Cap, Gown and Ticket Pickup

Ticket Information

Live Streaming and Webcast

Student Ticket Exchange

Commencement Rehearsal

Student Lineup on Commencement Morning

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Reception

Event Photography

Baccalaureate Mass

Baccalaureate Mass Reception

Senior Sendoff Week

Inclement Weather Announcements

Frequently Asked Questions

Honors Convocation – By Invitation Only

Legacy Reception – By Invitation Only