Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets for the Commencement Exercises and six (6) engraved keepsake invitations.
Parking for graduates, families and guests will be in areas designated on the morning of graduation. Parking assistants will be on campus to direct you to available parking. Handicap parking will be available in the Old Student Union parking lot. This lot is the closest parking to where the ceremony will take place. Please have the handicap decal visible in your car. This lot will also serve as a drop off area. For safety, we do not allow vehicles to drop off guests in the roadway.
Venue & Seating
The Commencement Exercises are scheduled to take place outdoors on the Quad, even if light rain is falling. We do try to stay outdoors if at all possible and keep in mind that the ceremony is not held under a tent. In case of heavy rain, the exercises will be held in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex. Rain or shine, guests are also invited to watch the ceremony indoors on a projection screen in the Hemingway Theatre or classroom 101 in the Duffy Academic Center.
Please plan to arrive early in order to avoid traffic congestion and to select good seating. Please understand that sections of the seating must be reserved for graduates, faculty, dignitaries, guests and the media.
Accessible seating will be available for guests with mobility difficulties or physical disabilities. Please contact Nancy Dunsing at 508-565-1311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 10th.
On Sunday morning, coffee and cold drinks will be available in the hospitality tents from 9:00 a.m. until the end of the ceremony.
If the ceremony is held outdoors, non-ticket holders are welcome. There is additional seating for non-ticket holders in the perimeter of the general seating area and if they wish they may also bring their own lawn chair.
Local Hotel Accommodations
|Comfort Inn||1374 North Main Street||Randolph||781-961-1000|
|Courtyard Marriott||35 Foxborough Boulevard||Foxborough||508-543-5222|
|Courtyard Marriott||200 Technology Center Drive||Stoughton||781-297-7000|
|Courtyard Marriott||37 Paramount Drive (Rte 44)||Raynham||508-822-8383|
|Holiday Inn||31 Hampshire Street||Mansfield||508-339-2200|
|Holiday Inn||700 Myles Standish Boulevard||Taunton||508-823-0430|
|Marriott Residence Inn||124 Liberty Street||Brockton||508-583-3600|
|Marriott Residence Inn||250 Foxborough Boulevard||Foxborough||508-698-2800|
|Sheraton Braintree||Route 37||Braintree||781-848-0600|
Personalized graduation announcements are available through Jostens, Inc. for those who are interested. Orders can be placed through Jostens directly at college.jostens.com.
The Commencement Exercises will be videotaped in its entirety, as a service provided for the graduates by the Alumni Office. Seniors will receive ordering information prior to graduation.
Each graduate will be photographed as he or she receives a diploma cover. Commencement Photos, Inc. will be sending you information about their services in early April. You may visit their website at www.commencementphotos.com.