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Spring 2021

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2021 commencement

Virtual Ceremony, Saturday, May 22, 1:00pm

As we near the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic that required a pivot to remote instruction and a virtual Commencement, we find ourselves in the unimaginable position of having to pivot yet again a result of continued restrictions on gathering size imposed by the State of Massachusetts and the City of Boston.

Because we cannot predict either the timing or the degree of these restrictions being lifted, it has become clear that  we cannot proceed with Commencement as planned. And so, with profound appreciation for our collective desire to host an in-person celebration, with support from MassArt’s Acting President, Vice Presidents, and Cabinet members, we have decided to hold a virtual Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 this spring.

The College has identified an excellent virtual platform to host Commencement, and several different ways in which we can incorporate MassArt’s unique traditions onto this platform. We have shared this information with student volunteers from the Class of 2021 and are busy collecting their feedback, as well as hearing their thoughts about how else we might make this celebration even more personal and meaningful to their Class.

More information, including details on how we can all participate as a community, will be forthcoming as our plans are confirmed. 

Thank you for your understanding and support.


Claudia Leclair
Director of College and Visiting Events