Commencement

  • Graduate Commencement 2017

    Worcester State University’s 2016 Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on:

    Friday, May 12, 2017
    6 p.m.
    Sullivan Auditorium
    Graduates must check-in at 4:45 p.m., Sullivan Academic Center, 1st floor.

    Before Commencement arrives, there are a few things you will need to do before you can graduate. Our checklist for graduate students will help you navigate through the process.

    On the day of Commencement, you must check in at the registration table, Sullivan Academic Center on the 1st floor, no later than 5:15 p.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 6 p.m. Graduates must be dressed in their graduate caps and gowns, and carrying their hoods.

  • Cap and Gown Purchase
    If you are planning to participate in Graduate Commencement, you must order a cap and gown. They can be ordered at buildagrad.com/worcester January 17, 2017 through Tuesday, March 25. If you have questions call 508-929-8125 or 508-929-8127.
    Graduate Reception
    A reception for graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony in the May Street Building Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.
    Commencement Photography
    Commencement Photos, Inc. will be at Commencement to take photographs as each graduate crosses the stage and is congratulated by President Maloney. Information about ordering photographs will be mailed to you from Commencement Photos, Inc.
    Commencement Keepsakes

    Celebrate your achievement with Worcester State memorabilia that will last a lifetime. Our University Advancement office offers many keepsakes for you or your loved one. Each item is meticulously crafted in the highest quality. The items below can be ordered by contacting the Alumni Office at 508-929-8141. Diploma frames and other gifts and collectibles can be purchased through the WSU bookstore.

    Commencement Keepsakes
    Worcester State University Chair - $335.00
    Made of solid maple hardwood with cherry finish arms and crown Laser Engraved WSU College Seal. Choose from a Standard Chair, Boston Rocker, or a Swivel Desk Chair.

    Personalization available. To personalize:
    1st Line: $25.00; 2nd Line: $10.00; 3rd Line: $10.00

    Shipping: $29.00
    Tax $20.93


    Worcester State University Lamp - $200.00
    Cherry Wood finish with solid brass accent Laser Engraved WSU College Seal

    Personalization available. To personalize:
    1st Line: $25.00; 2nd Line: $10.00; 3rd Line: $10.00

    Shipping: $29.00
    Tax $12.50

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    Transportation

    Airports  

    Buses  

    Taxis  

    • Red Cab - 50 Franklin St., Worcester, MA, 508-792-9999
    • Yellow Cab - 90 Madison St., Worcester, MA, 508-754-3211

    Trains

    Accommodations
    Baymont Inn & Suites
    446 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA, 508-832-7000 / 800-428-3438

    Beechwood Hotel
    363 Plantation St., Worcester, MA, 508-754-5789 / 800-344-2589

    Best Western
    624 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA, 508-832-3221

    Comfort Inn Westboro
    399 Boston Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA, 508-366-0202

    Courtyard by Marriott Boston Westborough
    3 Technology Drive, Westborough, MA, 508-836-4800 / 800-321-2211

    Courtyard by Marriott Worcester
    72 Grove St., Worcester, MA, 508-363-0300

    Days Inn Shrewsbury
    889 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, 508-842-8500 / 800-329-7466

    Embassy Suites Hotel Boston/Marlborough
    123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 508-485-5900

    Hampton Inn
    110 Summer Street, Worcester, MA, 508-757-0400

    Hilton Garden Inn Hotel 
    35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA 508-753-5700

    Quality Inn & Suites, Worcester
    50 Oriol Drive, Worcester, MA, 508-852-2800

    Radisson Hotel Marlborough
    75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA, 508-480-0015

    Worcester Hotel & Conference Center
    500 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA, 508-852-4000 / 800-465-4329