Commencement at Mount Ida College

Commencement is a time-honored tradition at Mount Ida College that offers you, your family and the entire Mount Ida community a momentous celebration that acknowledges your success, along with the collective success of your fellow graduates. It also marks the beginning of your promising future.


Typically held in May, the commencement ceremony takes place on campus under a magnificent white tent with a program filled with music, recognition and sage words from your distinguished commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients.

Leading up to commencement is Senior Week, an exciting program of academic and social events for you and your fellow graduates to celebrate the end of one journey and beginning of another as Mount Ida alumni.

On May 16, 2014, Mount Ida College celebrated the graduation of 325 undergraduate and graduate members of the Class of 2014 and presented honorary degrees to U.S Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, first-term Congressman from the 4th District of Massachusetts; Sarah-Ann Shaw, Boston’s first African American female broadcast journalist and a prominent civil rights activist; and Steven H. Wright, who is cur­rently the exec­u­tive partner overseeing the management of Holland & Knight’s Boston office.

Photography, videography and yearbook

Professional photographs of you receiving your diploma and videos of the entire ceremony are available to you and your family for purchase. We have candid shots of the day available to you for free on the College’s flickr account. To order your photos, please reach out to Hockmeyer Studios directly at (978) 388-9832 or To order a copy of the video, please complete this form.

In addition, our yearbook is a wonderful way to commemorate your time here at Mount Ida. You  may purchase a copy of the 2014 Mount Ida yearbook here.

Preparing for graduation 2015

Our campus community is ready to help you prepare for this joyful occasion. Whether you’re earning an undergraduate or graduate degree, we’ll connect you to the resources you need to achieve your goals. Find all you need to know about commencement here, or email us if you have any questions at