Check List For Students
Make sure you have filled out an intent to graduate form with the Registrar's Office. If you have filled out a form for a previous semester please make sure you fill out an updated one.
In order for the Registrar's Office (Shaughnessy Administration Building, Room 107) to verify that a student has completed all college requirements (general and major/minor), an intent to graduate form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the student. This will initiate the review process. Master degree students must submit an intent to graduate form to the Graduate Office (Shaughnessy Building, Room 405).
Check the list of Approved Candidates '13 on this website for your name.
Once you have submitted an intent to graduate form and the Registrar has cleared you for graduation, your name will appear on the list, with the next posting. If your name does not appear, please check with the Registrar's Office (Shaughnessy Building, Room 107). The list of August 2012, Decemeber 2012 and approved May 2013 candidates for graduation (as of April 9, 2013) is available for viewing. Click here.
Report any errors or corrections affecting how your name will appear on your diploma.
Your name will appear on your diploma exactly as it appears on the Graduation List. Changes and corrections should be reported to the Registrar's Office (Shaughnessy Building, Room 107) or call 508-929-8035 or 508-929-8036.
Commencement invitations will be available at the end of April at the Student Center Information Desk.
Vote for an Ella May Whitney Award recipient.
This honor is given to a fellow senior in recognition of excellence in scholarship, professional skill, and personal development. The senior class votes for a candidate from the class and the award is presented at Commencement.
Nomination sheets available by clicking here or you can pick one up at the Student Center Information Desk. All forms are to be turned in at the Student Center Information Desk, or mailed to Student Affairs, Student Center, Room 329.
Undergraduate caps and gowns are available at the Student Center Information Desk.
Baccalaureate degree candidates may purchase caps and gowns at the Information Desk in the Student Center Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is recommended that you purchase your cap and gown early because sizes are limited. The cost is $20.00. *Special orders (i.e. sizing) for caps and gowns need to be made by Friday, April 12 to email@example.com.
Master degree and CAGS candidates may order and purchase caps, gowns and hoods in the Graduate & Continuing Education Office (Shaughnessy Building, Room 401). Call 508-929-8127 for details.
If you have borrowed a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford loan or a Supplemental Loan for students at any time while at Worcester State University, you must complete a mandatory Exit Interview Loan Counseling Session.
To meet this requirement, please access the Financial Aid web page and check the "Announcements" section for your appropriate loan to begin the exit interview. Failure to complete a loan counseling session will prevent you from receiving your diploma or official transcripts.
If one or more of your guests is a person with a disability and will need priority seating, make sure that you order priority-seating tickets from the Disability Services Office (DSO) before Wednesday, May 1.
The DSO is coordinating priority seating for your guests who have a disability, such as mobility, hearing or vision impairments. We will distribute up to five DSO priority-seating tickets to each graduate so that your family/friends may sit together. In order to receive these tickets, you must contact Fran Manocchio, director of the DSO, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-929-8238. Fran will need your name, the names of your guests, the nature of disability (to ensure proper seating), and a phone number where you can be reached.
The tickets will be available on Wednesday, May 1. You may go to the Disability Services Office in the Helen G. Shaughnessy Administration Building, Room 131 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or if you prefer, she can mail the tickets to you. Please indicate your preference when you contact Fran. Instructions detailing any pertinent logistics will be included with your tickets.
To avoid confusion, decide on a pre-determined site where you will meet family and guests after the ceremony.