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Preparing for Commencement 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at noon

Coughlin Field on the campus of Worcester State University


Graduation Information

The thesis defense must be completed by April 1, 2021.
All academic requirements much be completed by May 1, 2021.
All administrative requirements must be completed by June 4, 2021 at noon.

Accessible Seating

If any of your guests use a wheelchair or walker, need a signer, have an assistance animal,or need other special consideration, reserved seating for handicapped guests and three companions is available.

Please notify Mindy Donovan by May 15, 2021 and we will do our best to accommodate their needs.


Jostens has been selected to provide your Commencement regalia, which will be paid for by GSBS. The regalia ordering website will open on March 19, 2021 and will close on April 16, 2021.  The link to the ordering site will be provided shortly.

Thesis Advisors (mentors) are responsible for acquiring their own regalia. 

Celebration of Student Academic Achievement

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 3, 2021, when Dean Mary Ellen Lane will be hosting the annual GSBS Student Academic Achievement Awards ceremony. This special event recognizes student achievements across all years. Presentation of the awards will begin at 2 p.m. All GSBS students and faculty are invited to this event; tickets are not required.

Questions regarding this event may be directed to Annette Stratton.

Photos and Video

A group photo will be taken at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Be sure to wear your regalia for this photo. A link to the group photo will be mailed to you following the commencement ceremonies.

A video recording of the entire Commencement ceremony will be available. You may stream live, as well as view the recording after the ceremony.

Hometown Publicity

If you wish to place a graduation announcement in your hometown newspaper, a suggested format is provided here. Amend it to convey all the appropriate personal information.

More Commencement Information

Find more detailed information on University Events Commencement site.