UMass Dartmouth’s 2021 commencement to be virtual

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announced Feb. 5 that both the combined undergraduate/graduate and the UMass Law School commencement ceremonies in May will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

UMass Dartmouth said that the current conditions of the pandemic prevent the university from being able to safely hold large in-person events. The university said it remains committed to holding an on-campus celebration for both the 2020 and 2021 classes “once federal and Massachusetts health guidelines and safety protocols allow.”

The combined undergraduate/graduate virtual ceremony will be held May 15, while UMass Law will hold its respective ceremony May 17.

James Bessette is the PBN special projects editor, and also covers the nonprofit and education sectors. You may reach him at You may also follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette.

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