Worcester State University’s 2023 Undergraduate Commencement ceremony will be held on:
Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 10am
50 Foster St., Worcester
Graduates must check in at 8am
Doors to the general public open at 8:30am
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 involvement in clubs, the honor society, or student organizations
- 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 please contact the Registrar’s Office at 508-929-8035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On campus cap and gown pick up will be held the week of May 1. Details will be emailed to all students on pick up.
If you need assistance while on the site or have questions regarding your order, please contact Balfour directly at 800-683-4771 from 8:30am to 4:30pm (CST) Monday-Friday or email email@example.com.
Party on the Eve
A Special Class of 2023 & Alumni Celebration
Friday, May 12, 2023, 6-9pm
Support the Class of 2024 and your Worcester State University graduate by purchasing roses inside the DCU Center Exhibition Hall on Commencement Day. Sale begins at 8am in the lobby. Prices are $25 for a half-dozen and $49 for one dozen—convenient and a good value. Graduate t-shirts are also on sale for $30 and graduation teddy bears for $27.
You may also purchase items ahead of time and pick up on site at the DCU Center the day of Commencement. Cash or credit cards are accepted on site.
Please note that the use of helium balloons is prohibited at the DCU Center.
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
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
- TF Green Airport
2000 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
- Logan International Airport
Boston, MA 02128
- Worcester Regional Airport
375 Airport Dr, Worcester, MA 0160
- TF Green Airport
- Red Cab
50 Franklin St., Worcester, MA, 508-792-9999
- Yellow Cab
90 Madison St., Worcester, MA, 508-754-3211
- Red Cab
- 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
- Baymont Inn & Suites
Accessibility Accommodations and Accessible Seating Requests
Worcester State is committed to providing accessible events for our students and their guests.
Students are required to fill out a form to request accessible tickets in advance, and all requests are due by Friday, April 21, 2023. The university cannot guarantee that there will be accessible seating or other types of accommodations available after the deadline. Please note that there will be two tickets available per request, one for the person with mobility or other sensory issues and one for a companion.
Accessibility Accommodations: Request Accessible Seating
Note: Worcester State login required to access request form.
ASL interpreters will be onsite, and visible from any area in the DCU Center. Wheelchairs are not provided either by the DCU Center or the university.