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Information for Graduates & Guests

The December Commencement ceremonies will be held on December 20, 2022, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Select programs from the following Academic Schools will be commencing:
  • Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
  • School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Physician Assistant Studies - Manchester/Worcester

Commencement Registration

Graduates are asked to complete our online registration form no later than 4:30pm on October 21, 2022 to ensure we have all items available to them for Commencement Day.

Regalia/Ticket Pick Up

  • Regalia pick up days will be hosted on the following dates and times
  • Six (6) tickets will be distributed at Regalia Pick-up for those who are attending the ceremony
  • Candidates enrolled in fully online programs are directed to pick up on the Worcester campus
  • Please review our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about regalia pick up.

Times and Locations

BOSTON WORCESTER MANCHESTER
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
near Fennel 316
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
19 Foster Street
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
near Fennel 316
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
19 Foster Street
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
BASC 118
Friday, December 16, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
near Fennel 316
Friday, December 16, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
19 Foster Street
Friday, December 16, 2022
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Affairs Suite
BASC 118
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
8 - 9 a.m.
DCU Center
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
8 - 9 a.m.
DCU Center
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
8 - 9 a.m.
DCU Center

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER SELECTION

The Student Commencement Speaker will deliver a 3–5-minute speech at the Commencement ceremony on December 26, 2022 and will be seated on the main stage during the program. Submit your commencement address, resume/CV, and commencement speaker application by October 26, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Applicants must:

  • have a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average at the time of application
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • participate in pre-commencement activities
  • not be on academic probation or under student disciplinary sanctions or review

COMMENCEMENT STUDENT SINGER SELECTION

The Student Commencement Singer will sing the National Anthem at the Commencement ceremony on December 26, 2022. Priority will go to students who are also graduate candidates. Submit a recording and application form by Friday, October 26, 2022 at 12 p.m.

COMMENCEMENT DAY INFORMATION

December 20, 2022
DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

8 a.m.

Doors open for all attendees

9:20 a.m.

All attendees must be seated

9:30 a.m.

Commencement Ceremony begins

11:45 a.m.

All attendees must be seated for Academic Ceremonies

12 p.m.

Academic Ceremonies begin (approximately)