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Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing

Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing

For questions and support, please contact the Office of Student Affairs & Admissions or 774-455-6689

Invitations & Registration

All graduates will be given printed tickets that can be shared with family and friends. These tickets will be required for admission into the Commencement Ceremony. More details on pick-up times and locations will be sent in April.

Accessible Seating

If any of your guests use a wheelchair or walker, need a signer, have an assistance animal, or need other special consideration, reserved seating for handicapped guests and three companions is available. Accessible seating will be held until 11:35 a.m. at which time the seats will be released to the general public.


  • On the Intent to Graduate Form, we will collect your regalia order details and supply that information to our regalia supplier on your behalf. This is why it is critical to complete the Intent to Graduate Form no later than March 1st!  
  • The Cap & Gown are rentals, free of charge to students; The Hood and Tassel are keepsakes for you! 
  • Return Process: 
    • Caps & Gowns must be dropped off after the Commencement Ceremony – bins will be available!

GSN will distribute regalia:

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 9am - 4pm - GSN Conference Room (S1-853)

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 9am - 4pm (S1-853)

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 9am - 4pm (S1-853)

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing Awards & Scholarship Celebration-

Thursday, June 1, 2023 5:30 p.m.

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing Graduation Reception will be held on June 2 in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. An invitation and further information will be sent to you in late April.  

Photos and Video 

Your class photo will be taken immediately prior to the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 4, 2023.  Information about ordering class pictures will be sent to you.

A video recording of the entire Commencement ceremony will be available on UMass Chan Medical School’s Youtube channel. You may also stream the ceremony live. A link will be distributed to all graduates prior to commencement.

Hometown Publicity

If you wish to place a graduation announcement in your hometown newspaper, a suggested format is provided here. Amend it to convey all the appropriate personal information.

EVENT                                                    SAVE THE DATE

DNP Scholarly Project Presentations       Tuesday, April 25 – 4pm 

                                                                Location: ASC Conference & Multipurpose Rooms 

Regalia Pick-Up Days                              Tuesday, May 30 - 9am - 4pm 

                                                               Location: GSN Conference Room (S1-853) 

                                                               Wednesday, May 31 - 9 am - 4 pm 

                                                               Location: GSN Conference Room (S1-853) 

                                                               Thursday, June 1 - 9 am - 4 pm 

                                                               Location: GSN Conference Room (S1-853) 

Awards & Scholarships Celebration          Thursday, June 1 – 5:30 pm 

                                                                Location: Sherman Auditorium 

 Graduation Luncheon                              Friday, June 2 – 12:30pm - 3pm 

                                                                 Location: Sherman, West MPR

 Rehearsal                                                  1:45 pm - Rehearsal for class speaker (tent)

                                                                   2:00 pm - Rehearsal for students (tent)

                                                                   2:00pm - Faculty participants, Name reader, Dean                                                                                    (tent /stage)

2023 Commencement Ceremony                Sunday, June 4 

                                                                  10:30 am ARRIVAL

                                                                  Location: Medical School Lobby

                                                                  11:30 am CLASS PHOTO

                                                                   Location: TBD

                                                                   12:45 am Line of March

                                                                   12:00 Noon Ceremony start 

                                                                     BRING YOUR REGALIA!