Worcester State University

Check List for Undergraduate 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, Office 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.  

 Check your WebAdvisor account to see if you have been approved to graduate.

graduation eligibility screenshotOnce you have submitted an intent-to-graduate form and the Registrar has cleared you for graduation, your eligibility to participate will appear in the Graduation Eligibility link under your Academic Profile section of WebAdvisor. In this listing you will find how your name will appear on your diploma and if you are eligible for Latin Honors. If you do not see your approval, please check with the Registrar's Office at your earliest convenience either in person at Office 107 of the Shaughnessy Building, or by emailing registrar@worcester.edu.

 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 in the Graduation Eligibility field in WebAdvisor. Changes and corrections should be reported to the Registrar's Office either in person at Office 107 of the Shaughnessy Building, or by emailing registrar@worcester.edu.

 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. You can nominate a classmate one of these three ways:

  • Click here to complete an online nomination form.
  • Download and print a PDF nomination form.
  • Get a paper nomination forms from the Student Center Information Desk. 

All forms must be turned in at the Student Center Information Desk, or mailed to the Student Involvement and Leadership Development Office in the Student Center, Office 329 by the deadline on the form.

 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. *Special orders (i.e. sizing) for caps and gowns need to be made by Friday, April 12 to studentactivities@worcester.edu.

 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 interviewFailure 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).  

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 fmanocchio@worcester.edu 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 at the beginning of May 1, 2014. You may go to the Disability Services Office in the Shaughnessy Administration Building, Office 131 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or if you prefer, request that the tickets be mailed to you. Please indicate your preference when you contact the office. Instructions detailing any pertinent logistics will be included with your tickets. 

 The morning of Commencement, plan to arrive at the DCU Center between 8 and 9 a.m.

You need to arrive at the DCU Center between 8 and 9 a.m. in order to check in for participation in the ceremony. If you are late, you will miss your opportunity to process and sit with your major section. Line-up for procession will begin at 10 a.m.; the ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

 To avoid confusion, decide on a pre-determined site where you will meet family and guests after the ceremony. 

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