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  • Commencement 2022

    A Celebration of Your Academic Achievements

    Commencement is the day the Worcester State University community and your family and friends gather to commemorate your dedication and academic achievement—you’ve reached a monumental goal in your lifetime. The hallmarks of this special occasion are a commitment to rigorous academics and service to others. Our future depends on your leadership. This is a time to reminisce about your life at Worcester State University as a student and look forward to the years ahead. As Worcester State graduates, you will help us continue our tradition of excellence.

    Schedule of Academic Ceremonies


    Nursing Pinning Ceremony

    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    Sullivan Auditorium
    Watch On-Demand

    Graduate Commencement & Hooding

    Friday, May 13, 2022
    Wellness Center
    Learn more about Graduate Commencement & Hooding
    Watch Live

    Undergraduate Commencement

    Saturday, May 14, 2022
    DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester
    Learn more about Undergraduate Commencement
    Watch Live


    Note: by attending commencement events all participants agree to comply with the COVID-19 Requirements at University Events. Face coverings and vaccinations are recommended.


    Accessibility Accommodations and Accessible Seating Requests

    Worcester State is committed to providing accessible events for our students and their guests.

    Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

    Students are required to fill out a form to request accessible tickets in advance, and all requests are due by April 25, 2022. The university cannot guarantee that there will be accessible seating or other types of accommodations available after the deadline. Please note that there will be two tickets available per request, one for the person with mobility or other sensory issues and one for a companion.

    Accessibility Accommodations: Request Accessible Seating
    Note: Worcester State login required to access request form.

    ASL interpreters will be onsite, and visible from any area in the DCU Center. Wheelchairs are not provided either by the DCU Center or the university.