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May Commencement 2020

Students from MCPHS Commencement 2016
Location:
Gillete Stadium | One Patriot Place | Foxborough, MA 02035
Date: 5/9/2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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General Details:

May Commencement is for students who completed their degree in December 2019 and those students who will complete their degree in May 2020 or September 2020.

  • Graduation will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough Massachusetts on Saturday May 9, 2020.
  • All graduates will process onto the field and will be seated with classmates within their academic school.
  • The Commencement Exercises will be approximately 2-2.5 hours in length.
  • Once graduates process across the stage graduates are asked to return to their seats until the exercises conclude.
  • Graduates are expected to remain at their seats until the commencement ends.
  • Diplomas will not be given out until the exercises have ended and graduates process off the field.
  • Graduates are welcome to have unlimited guests.

Next Steps for Graduates:

  • Complete the Commencement form by April 3, 2020: 2020 May Commencement Form
    • The form MUST be completed by all graduates, even if you are not participating in the Commencement Exercises on May 9th.
    • Please make sure all information including punctuation and capitalization is filled out correctly.
    • Double check all the information entered before submitting to ensure accuracy.
  • If a graduate or guest attending requires mobility related accommodations, please be sure to include this information on the form
  • Complete Graduate Exit Survey (link will be emailed in late April to student’s MCPHS email address)

May 9, 2020 Ceremony Timeline:

  • Gates to the venue for all graduates and their guests will open at 8:00am.
  • Graduates must report to the check-in area no later than 8:15am.
    • Graduates will be given their name cards
  • Graduate processional will begin at 9:30am.
  • The ceremony will begin at 10:00am.

Important information

Gillette Stadium Security Policy

All students and guests must adhere to:

Gillette Stadium Security Information

Gillette Stadium Bag Policy

Gillette Stadium Directions

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are not required to attend. Students are welcome to bring unlimited guests.

How do I pick up my regalia?

  • In order to pick-up an ordered regalia, graduates must have completed the Graduate Exit Survey (this survey will be sent to all graduates before regalia pick up).
  • A valid identification must also be displayed at pick up.
  • If you are unable to pick up your regalia in advance, they will be available at check in on the day of commencement.
  • If you have a proxy who will be picking up your regalia on your behalf, your proxy is required to display an email from your MCPHS email account to the proxy as proof giving permission for them to pick up your regalia items
  • If you believe you may be missing a regalia item or the sizing does not fit, you can exchange your items at regalia pick up or at check in the day of.

Pick up date, times and locations:

Boston Campus

Worcester Campus

Manchester Campus

  • Wednesday, May 6
    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Bookstore @ MassART
  • Thursday, May 7
    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Bookstore @ MassART
  • Friday, May 8
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Bookstore @ MassART
  • Wednesday, May 6
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    DBEN 021
  • Thursday, May 7
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    DBEN 021
  • Friday, May 8
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    DBEN 413
  • Wednesday, May 6
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Suite 118, Student Affairs
  • Thursday, May 7
    10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Suite 118, Student Affairs
  • Friday, May 8
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Suite 118, Student Affairs

What are the arrangements for guests with mobility impairments or accessibility requests?

There are designated areas at Gillette Stadium reserved for guests with accessibility impairments. 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. For questions regarding guests with mobility impairments or accessibility requests please contact commencement@mcphs.edu.

Gillette Stadium Accessibility Services

Where can I park?

Free parking is available at Gillette Stadium.

Gillette Stadium Parking

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

There are several hotels located in and around both Foxborough and Boston.

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

MCPHS University can assist with providing documentation for visitation for overseas guests. To receive assistance, please fill out this form: Visitation Letter

When should I arrive?

Gates to Gillette Stadium for all graduates and their guests will open at 8:00 am. Graduates must report to the check-in area no later than 8:15am.

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

There is a University photographer who will capture a photo of each graduate on stage. The complimentary photo will be mailed to the graduate.

Guests may use their own camera and/or video recorder.

Are refreshments available?

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

Is this an indoor event?

The ceremony 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. The University will contact the graduates through our Alert system via email, phone and text

Do I have to RSVP to attend?

Yes, all students, (whether you are planning to attend the ceremony or not), MUST complete the Commencement Form.

The form also asks for the pronunciation of your name so that it may be announced correctly.

2020 May Commencement Form

Deadline to complete Commencement 2020 form is April 3, 2020

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.

Gillette Stadium Bag Policy

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

You can contact commencement@mcphs.edu.

Fenway Cash Account Holders

Be sure to use your outstanding balance, if any, prior to graduation if you are a Boston student with a Fenway Cash balance. You may also request a refund by emailing your request to mycard@fenwaycard.com.