When you graduate from Assumption, you will step out into the world prepared to embark on a life of meaning and purpose. Assumption will become your alma mater continuing a lifelong relationship with the University that began on the first day of your freshman year.
Class of 2023
Prior Assumption Commencements
“What would you have advocated? What would you have done?”
Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated Washington Post columnist George F. Will, Ph.D., delivered what he called the “last Assumption lecture for which you will be a captive audience” to the Class of 2021 graduates on Sunday, May 9. Will urged the graduates to live in the present while also imagining the past.
“It may sound simple enough … but to be truly free is not a simple matter,”
After a year of waiting due to gathering restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth, Assumption recognized the Class of 2020 during a combined Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. The Class of 2020, who received their diplomas last year after a virtual Conferral of Degrees ceremony, is the last to graduate under the name Assumption College as the institution transitioned to a University last summer.
“Influence others to greatness and lead with your soul”
Before a crowd of thousands, Robert Lewis Jr., chief executive officer of The BASE, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides athletic, education and career-building resources to enable student-athletes to pursue a university degree, shared his life story of struggle and achievement and inspired the Class of 2019 to live a life of meaning during the University’s 102nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 12, at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.
"The satisfaction of the restless heart is in God."
The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, S.T.D. auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles addressed members of Assumption University's Class of 2018 imploring them to find and fill their lives with love, for with love at the center of one's life, one will use their acquired power and wealth in service to others in need.