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Worcester State University’s 2022 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on:
DCU Center, 50 Foster St., WorcesterGraduates must check in at 8 a.m.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.
There is much to celebrate! You have:
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.
Undergraduate caps and gowns are available for purchase online through Balfour starting January 17 through March 13. Please visit buildagrad.com/worcesterbachelor to order your cap and gown. Caps and gowns can be sent to school for pick up the week of May 2 at the Information Desk or can be shipped home for an extra fee. Caps and gowns are $25 and purchases are non-refundable.
A limited amount of caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the Student Center Information Desk for $30 starting Tuesday, April 19.
Any questions regarding undergraduate cap and gown purchases, please email email@example.com.
UPDATE: As of April 4, 2022, ticket requirements and the six-guest limit have been rescinded.
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”:
Support the Class of 2023 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 $45 for one dozen—convenient and a great value. Graduate t-shirts are also on sale for $30.
You may also purchase items ahead of time at commencementflowers.com/worcesterstate and pick up on site at the DCU Center the day of Commencement. Cash or credit card accepted on site.
Please note that the use of helium balloons is prohibited at the DCU Center.
A Special Class of 2022 & Alumni Celebration
Friday, May 13, 2022, 6-9pm
Learn more: https://alumni.worcester.edu/partyeve22
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.
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 Parking27 Waldo St. - 508-757-2703
Exchange Street Parking10 Exchange St. - 508-791-8586
First American Realty Parking100 MLK Jr. Blvd. - 508-798-8844
Pearl-Elm Municipal Garage20 Pearl St. - 508-799-1463
Baymont Inn & Suites446 Southbridge St., Auburn, MA, 508-832-7000 / 800-428-3438
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
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Westborough3 Technology Drive, Westborough, MA, 508-836-4800 / 800-321-2211
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
Email inquiries about Undergraduate Commencement to: