• Graduate Commencement & Hooding 2020

    Worcester State University’s 2020 Graduate Commencement ceremony will be held on:

    Friday, May 15, 2020
    Friday, August 28, 2020
    6 p.m.
    Wellness Center

    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 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 from Wednesday, January 15, 2020 through Sunday, April 12, 2020. If you have questions call 508-929-8125 or 508-929-8127.

    Cap and gown pickup will be available in the Graduate School office from Monday August 3, 2020 through Friday August 14, 2020.



    Graduate Reception
    A reception for graduates and their guests will follow the ceremony. 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 KeepsakesWorcester State University Chair

    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.

    Worcester State University Lamp

    Cherry Wood finish with solid brass accent Laser Engraved WSU College Seal. Personalization available.

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    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

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    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