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Urban College of Boston Commencement
UCB’s commencement is a day brimming with joy, celebration, and community. After kicking off with a procession from UCB’s campus at 2 Boylston Street to Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre, led by bagpipers and a Boston police escort, UCB’s commencement includes student speakers, honorary degree recipients, college awards, and the presentation of certificates and degrees. There are typically 1,100 people in attendance, including graduates, their family and friends, the Board of Trustees, UCB faculty and staff, elected officials, representatives of non-profit organizations, and other honored guests.
This year is UCB’s 25th Commencement and Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta will be the commencement speaker. Mayor Walsh typically attends the ceremony as well and presents a scholarship named after his mother and late father to a graduate to support their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.
As shown in this video clip ( and this Boston Globe article (, UCB’s Commencement is a deeply moving occasion.
Date, Time, and Location
Sunday, May 31, 1-3 pm, Cutler Majestic Theatre
Sponsorship Levels
  • $25,000 and above – Presidential Sponsor
  • $10,000 - $24,999 – Summa Cum Laude Sponsor
  • $5,000 - $9,999 – Magna Cum Laude Sponsor
  • $2,500 - $4,999 – Cum Laude Sponsor
  • $1,000 - $2,499 – Supporting Sponsor
Sponsors will be listed (either by name or by logo) under the applicable level in the printed program provided to all attendees. In addition, sponsors will be highlighted on UCB’s website and social media platforms, as well as on posters displayed prominently at the Commencement and in UCB’s main entrance. Sponsors at and above the Cum Laude ($2,500) level will also be highlighted on an electronic billboard at the entrance to the theatre district for a minimum of 30 days, which will be seen by an estimated 156,040 people over the course of that month.
After covering the cost of commencement, sponsorship funds will go directly to promote student success through scholarships.
How to Give
Checks may be mailed to Urban College of Boston, ATTN: Caitlin Callahan, 2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Please include contact information so that we can get in touch with you directly regarding publicity opportunities associated with your sponsorship.
Sponsorship may also be made online using all major credit cards. Please click here to make an online donation. If giving online, please be sure to check the box that says "Share your mailing address" and enter your contact information, so that we can get in touch with you directly regarding publicity opportunities associated with your sponsorship.
In order to be listed in the graduation program, pledges/donations and listing information (i.e., logo or name) must be received by Friday, May 8.
Contact Information
If you have any questions or would like to make a pledge, please contact Caitlin Callahan, UCB’s Director of Development, at or 617-449-7038.