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May Commencement 2019

Students from MCPHS Commencement 2016
Gillete Stadium | One Patriot Place | Foxborough, MA 02035
Date: 5/4/2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

COMMENCEMENT TIME CHANGE: Please note that, due to the weather, the May Commencement 2019 ceremony at Gillette Stadium will be delayed by 1 hour. Gates will open at 9 a.m., the procession will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Congratulations to everyone who will receive a degree at Commencement 2019 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. For many of you, this culminates a long educational journey. Commencement is an important milestone in your life and we want to provide information to assist you in preparing for this joyful celebration.

Students are welcome to invite unlimited guests for the University Commencement Exercises, which will take place on the main field.

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How do I get tickets?

Tickets are not required to attend.

What are the arrangements for guests with mobility needs?

There are designated areas at Gillette Stadium reserved for guests with mobility needs. Wheelchairs are allowed in Gillette Stadium; however, wheelchairs are not provided at the venue. One additional guest may accompany our guests in the wheelchair-designated area.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available at Gillette Stadium. Information regarding parking and gate entrances will be sent to students in the coming weeks.

I am coming in from out of town. What hotel accommodations are available?

There are a number of hotels located in and around both Foxboro and Boston. Click here for a listing of hotels.

I have family traveling from overseas. Can MCPHS University provide a letter for them for visa purposes?

MCPHS University can assist with providing documentation for visa purposes for overseas guests. To receive assistance, please fill out this form: Visitation Letter. For further questions regarding documentation, please email

When should I arrive?

Gates to Gillette Stadium will open at 9:00 a.m. for all graduates and guests. Graduates must report to the check-in area no later than 9:30 a.m.

How long is Commencement?

The Processional will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the ceremony itself will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will last around two hours.

Can I take a video and/or photos at the event?

There is a University photographer who will capture a photo of each graduate at their Academic Ceremony. The complimentary photo will be mailed to the graduate shortly after the event. Guests may use their own camera and/or video recorder at both the Academic Ceremony and the University Commencement Exercises.

Are refreshments available?

Concession areas will be open and accept cash and credit card payment.

Is this an indoor event?

The University Commencement Exercises will take place outside. In the event of rain, small umbrellas are allowed. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the University reserves the right to amend the ceremony.

Do I have to RSVP to attend?

Yes, all students, (whether you are planning to attend the ceremony or not), MUST complete the 2019 Commencement Form. The form also asks for the pronunciation of your name so that it may be announced correctly.

If any of your guests require special accommodations, please be sure to include that on the form. The 2019 Commencement Form is listed below:

2019 Commencement Form

The deadline to complete the 2019 Commencement Form is Friday, April 5, 2019.

How do I get my cap and gown?

In order to pick-up an ordered cap and gown, graduates must have completed the Graduate Exit Survey (this survey will be sent to all graduates at a later date, prior to Commencement). Regalia will be available to pick-up the week leading up to Commencement. Student's will be informed of these pick-up dates prior to.

Where can I store my personal belongings during the event?

There is no storage available at the venue for student belongings. Please leave all belongings with a family member. All guests will be subject to standard bag check upon entering Gillette Stadium.

My question has not been answered, who can I contact?

You can contact