Senior Celebration 2017

Location: Matthews Arena


The D'Amore-McKim Senior Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Matthews Arena, St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA.

This event is an opportunity for guests to be present while graduating Seniors of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business Undergraduate Program are recognized for this momentous achievement. Winners of the Best Teacher Award will be honored and student awards will be presented. 

Please note: This event is in addition to University Commencement, held on Friday, May 5, 2017. Degrees will not be conferred at this event.

Important Details for Graduating Seniors: 

Ticket Pick-Up
Details for ticket pick-up information will be announced and updated here. For questions, please e-mail 

Mandatory report time for all registered students is 10:00 a.m. in the student check-in area, which is located in the tents outside of Matthews Arena.

No guests will be permitted in the student check-in area. 

Formal Commencement regalia is requested for students and formal business attire is expected for all attending this event. Information regarding regalia pick up can be found HERE.

Important Details for Guests: 

Doors will open at 10:30 am at the lobby entrance of Matthews Arena.

Students will be responsible for providing tickets for guest(s). Further instructions regarding receiving those tickets will follow via email. Each student is allowed a maximum of four (4) tickets during the registration period. After the registration period has closed, the waitlist will then be reviewed and fulfilled based upon the registration date of the student. Only ticketed guests will be permitted entry into the facility. 

Individuals with mobility issues may use the elevator located inside the main entrance. Guests who use wheelchairs and their party will be directed to a designated area by facility personnel. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchairs are not available at the venue.

Parking and Transportation: 

All guests are instructed to park in the West Village Garage or the Columbus Garage.Temporary parking passes are required for anyone parking in the above mentioned garages, and the pass will be e-mailed to each student a few days before the event. 

Please remember that parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis and spaces are not able to be saved. Note, the University will be open and operating at normal capacity therefore parking will be limited. We recommend that attendees utilize the MBTA for public transportation as parking will be limited. More information can be found at

For guests requiring handicap parking: Handicap parking is available behind Hurtig Hall. These spots can be accessed by entering the campus access road from Forsyth Street. For any questions regarding handicap parking, please email Eric Maitland at

Please click here to view a campus map with important locations highlighted.

Matthews Arena Policy: Please communicate the following information to all attendees:


The following items are prohibited in Matthews Arena, no exceptions:
  • Backpacks or bags larger than 12" x 12" x 12" (All bags are subject to search)
  • Weapons
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Laser pointers or similar items
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs or illegal substances
  • Outside food/beverages
  • Strollers
Additional Policies- no exceptions:
  • No storage/check area is available for prohibited items.
  • Patrons may refuse to have their bag searched but WILL NOT be permitted entry with the bag.
  • Confiscated items will be discarded. 

Students and Guests are invited to attend the University Commencement Fest 2017. Detail to be announced. 


Please call the main office line of the Undergraduate Programs Office 617-373-3270 or email Eric Maitland.

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