Academic Commencement Awards

Baccalaureate Level
Full-time students at Lasell University with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for special recognition at commencement.

Specific designations include:
cum laude: 
magna cum laude: 3.700-3.899
summa cum laude: 3.900

Students must have completed all degree requirements prior to Commencement in order to be recognized at the Commencement ceremony. Once all degree requirements have been completed, specific designations earned will be entered into the students' permanent academic record.

Lasell Chair
The Lasell Chair is awarded annually to a student at the baccalaureate level. The award is based upon an extraordinary level of commitment to the Lasell University campus community throughout the recipient's Lasell career, as evidenced in the quality of service and participation, and in the cumulative, positive impact that his/her presence has had at the University.

Lasell University Academic Book Awards
At the end of each academic year, Academic Departments select graduating Seniors to be honored with an Academic Book Award. These awards (a gift of a book within each student's major) are given in recognition of a demonstrated commitment to excellence at Lasell University. The recipients are judged to be models for their fellow students in professional demeanor, academic achievement, maturity, perseverance, and collegiality. The Academic Book Awards are presented at a special ceremony held Commencement weekend.