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Just imagine yourself on the BIG SCREEN at commencement. Through Commencement ShoutOut you won't have to imagine, you can be on that screen and use your 15 seconds of fame to thank those who matter to you most.

Every graduating student who gives at least $15 to the Just Imagine Fund can record a personal 15-second video that will be played prior to the 2017 UMass Boston Commencement ceremonies. Undergraduate student ShoutOut videos will be played from the TD Garden Jumbotron. Graduate student ShoutOut videos will be played on the big screen at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.

These messages are your opportunity to honor your graduation and should be celebratory in nature! Due to video and audio quality concerns, we will not be able to accept personally recorded and submitted videos.

By participating in the Commencement ShoutOut program, your gift helps the university improve the student experience through financial aid, faculty recruitment, new classroom and laboratory space, career networking opportunities, and more.  

2017 Commencement ShoutOut Filming Schedule
(Taping will take place in the Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2540)

Wednesday, May 3
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 4
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday, May 8
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students may register to participate in a group with a maximum of four fellow graduates.  Each graduate will be required to donate $15 to the Commencement Gift.  If you are planning to participate as a group please have all participants register individually and have one group representative email Casey McDonagh with your group member's names.

Commencement ShoutOut taping will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly encourage students to reserve their taping appointment online as we may sell-out.  Students may also register in-person on the day of taping if we still have space available.  Should you prefer to pay in cash or by check ahead of time to reserve your spot, or if you have any questions,  please contact Casey McDonagh at 617.287.5344 or

Watch last year's ShoutOut videos to get some ideas for yours!