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Worcester State University’s 2022 Graduate Commencement & Hooding ceremony will be held on:
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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.
If you are planning to participate in Graduate Commencement & Hooding, you must order a cap and gown. They can be ordered at buildagrad.com/worcestermaster from Monday, January 24, 2022 through Monday, April 4 2022.
Any questions regarding undergraduate cap and gown purchases, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-929-8125 or 508-929-8127.
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”:
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.
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.
Cherry Wood finish with solid brass accent laser engraved Worcester State University seal. Personalization available.
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Beechwood Hotel363 Plantation St., Worcester, 508-754-5789 / 800-344-2589,
Best Western624 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA, 508-832-3221
Comfort Inn Westboro399 Boston Turnpike Road, Westborough, MA, 508-366-0202
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Courtyard by Marriott Worcester72 Grove St., Worcester, 508-363-0300
Days Inn Shrewsbury889 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, 508-842-8500 / 800-329-7466
Embassy Suites Hotel Boston/Marlborough123 Boston Post Road West, Marlborough, MA, 508-485-5900
Hampton Inn110 Summer Street, Worcester, 508-757-0400
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, 508-753-5700
Quality Inn & Suites, Worcester50 Oriol Drive, Worcester, 508-852-2800
Radisson Hotel Marlborough75 Felton Street, Marlborough, MA, 508-480-0015
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel50 Oriol Drive, Building A, Worcester, 508-852-2801
Worcester Hotel & Conference Center500 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 508-852-4000 / 800-465-4329
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