• Undergraduate Commencement 2020

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

    Saturday, May 16, 2020
    10 a.m.

    Friday, August 14, 2020
    DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester

    There is much to celebrate! You have:

    • made class and lab attendance an integral part of your life
    • devoted many hours to studying
    • dedicated yourself to completing challenging research and creativity projects
    • stepped out of your comfort zone to broaden your knowledge through service-learning and internship opportunities
    • expanded your friendship circle
    • discovered new interests through a club, honor society, or student organization
    • maybe even ventured to study in another part of the country or world

    You are prepared to change the way the world works.

    Before Commencement arrives, there are a few things you will need to do before you can graduate. Our checklist for undergraduate students will help you navigate through the process. If you have questions about your graduation status or how your name will appear on your diploma, we suggest you check the Graduation Eligibility page in WebAdvisor.

  • Cap and Gown Purchase
    Caps and gowns can be purchased online only starting January 13, 2020, at For undergraduate caps and gowns, please choose Worcester State University Bachelor under the school listing. Caps and gowns are $25. Once ordered, you have the option of picking up your cap and gown on campus in May or having the cap and gown shipped to your home for an additional charge. The deadline to order is Sunday, March 29, 2020 Sunday, April 12, 2020.
    Flower Purchases & Balloon Policy

    Support of the Class of 2021 and your Worcester State University graduate by purchasing roses inside the DCU Center Exhibition Hall on Commencement Day. Sale begins at 8 a.m. in the lobby. Prices are $20 for a half-dozen and $40 for one dozen—convenient and a great value. Graduate t-shirts are also on sale for $25.

    Purchase ahead of time also at and pick up on site. Cash or credit card accepted on site.

    Party on the Eve: Farewell to the Class of 2020

    Register in Advance

    Party on the Eve
    A Special Class of 2020 & Alumni Celebration
    Friday May 15, 2020, 6-9 p.m.
    Wasylean Hall Patio


    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 emailed to you from Commencement Photos, Inc.
    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 WSU bookstore.

    Commencement Keepsakes

    Worcester 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.


    We recommend that you park in the Worcester Municipal Parking Garage— a 2-minute walk from the DCU Center. The garage is located at 30 Major Taylor Blvd. on the corner of Major Blvd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. For more information, please contact 508-792-0314. There is a minimal charge for parking. Additional parking can be found at area lots and garages near the facility.

    City Square (formerly Worcester Common Outlets)
    100 Front St. - 508-791-7689

    Dwight Foster Parking
    27 Waldo St. - 508-757-2703

    Exchange Street Parking
    10 Exchange St. - 508-791-8586

    First American Realty Parking
    100 MLK Jr. Blvd. - 508-798-8844

    Pearl-Elm Municipal Garage
    20 Pearl St. - 508-799-1463

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



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

    Beechwood Hotel
    363 Plantation St., Worcester, 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, 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, 508-757-0400

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

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

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

    Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
    50 Oriol Drive, Building A, Worcester, 508-852-2801

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