• Graduate Commencement & Hooding 2022

    Worcester State University’s 2022 Graduate Commencement & Hooding ceremony will be held on:

    Friday, May 13, 2022 - 6 p.m.

    Worcester State University Wellness Center
    Graduates must check in no later than 5:15 p.m.
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    Note: by attending commencement events all participants agree to comply with the COVID-19 Requirements at University Events. Face coverings and vaccinations are recommended.

    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 no later than 5:15 p.m. The ceremony begins promptly at 6 p.m. Graduates must be dressed in their Masters or Education Specialist caps and gowns. Hoods should be carried, as your graduate program coordinator will hood you at the ceremony.

  • Cap and Gown Purchase

    If you are planning to participate in Graduate Commencement & Hooding, you must order a cap and gown. They can be ordered at from Monday, January 24, 2022 through Monday, April 4 2022.

    Any questions regarding undergraduate cap and gown purchases, please email, or call 508-929-8125 or 508-929-8127.

    Graduate Reception
    A reception for graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony. Light refreshments will be served.
    Commencement Photography

    GradImages, a third-party commencement photography provider, will be at Commencement to take photographs as each graduate crosses the stage and is congratulated by President Maloney. Graduating students can find and order images online by searching for “Worcester State University”:

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    Commencement Keepsakes

    Celebrate your college days and relish 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 Worcester State Bookstore.

    Commencement Keepsakes

    Worcester State University Chair

    Made of solid maple hardwood with cherry finish arms and crown laser engraved Worcester State University seal. Choose from a Standard Chair, Boston Rocker, or a Swivel Desk Chair. Personalization available.

    Worcester State University Lamp

    Cherry Wood finish with solid brass accent laser engraved Worcester State University seal. Personalization available.

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