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Continuing Education Degree Recipients

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Continuing Education Reception

Thursday, May 14, 2009     

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Hagan Campus Center Hall
A formal invitation will be mailed in April to all graduates.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Baccalaureate Mass  [no tickets needed] 

5:00 pm
The Cathedral of St. Paul, 38 High Street (at the corner of High Street and Chatham Street) downtown Worcester.

The Cathedral is handicapped accessible. Parking is at a premium, although there are parking lots and garages in the vicinity. Please allow yourself ample time to find parking.


This religious celebration is open to all seniors, their families and their guests. There is no limit to the number of people who may attend.

Baccalaureate Soirée [tickets required] 

8:00 pm - Midnight [doors open at 8:00 pm; entertainment at 9:00 pm]
Plourde Recreation Center Gym, Assumption College

The Baccalaureate Soirée will feature a live performance by Stardust, known throughout the U.S. as Boston's "Super Band."  Their set will span music from the 1940s to modern day. 

A variety of desserts and coffee will be served and a cash beer and wine bar will be available.

This is a ticketed event.  Tickets are available for purchase by students, family and friends.  The cost is $20 per person. Click here for the order form.

Questions about the Baccalaureate Mass and/or Baccalaureate Soirée? Contact Lili Zannotti, office of student activities, at 508-767-7403.

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Commencement Exercises   [no tickets needed]

  • 8:30 am - All graduates must report to the Plourde Recreation Center for robing

  • 9:40 am - Processional leaves the Plourde Center

  • 10:00 am - Commencement Exercises begin at H.L. Rocheleau Athletic Field

There is no limit to the number of people who may attend Commencement Exercises.

Special note:  Commencement exercises at WPI (also located along Salisbury Street) is scheduled for the same day.  To lessen traffic delays please plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.


Dessert Reception   [no tickets needed]
Immediately following Commencement Exercises

Plourde Recreation Center

A reception for graduates, families and friends


For more information, please contact Linda Rosenlund, director of special events at 508-767-7026 or lrosenlund@assumption.edu.


Other Information

Academic Regalia (cap and gown)
If you are a candidate for graduation, and have been financially and academically cleared to graduate, you may pick up your cap and gown at the Assumption College Bookstore the week prior to Commencement. The cost of the cap and gown is included in your Graduation Audit Fee.
If you have questions regarding your academic regalia, please contact the Assumption College Bookstore at 508-767-7249.

For your convenience, please download this form.

Graduation Audit Fee
Continuing Education Degree recipients are required to pay a $100 fee, which must be paid regardless of your attendance at Commencement and prior to the Registrar issuing diplomas.


Announcements / Invitations
The announcements are not tickets, but a formal written announcement of your impending graduation that you can share with family and friends. Each student from the Class of 2008 will receive five (5) official Assumption College Commencement Announcements.

Tickets are not needed for Commencement Exercises.

Commencement Photography
Assumption College has contracted with Commencement Photos, Inc., to take close-up photos of each individual student as you receive your diploma. There will be two different photography shots taken of each student during the ceremony; one as they receive their diploma from the Provost (action shot) and one as they exit the stage with diploma in hand (posed shot).

Parents, family, and friends will be allowed to take pictures only from designated spots along the sides of the tent. See tent diagram below.

Commencement Photos, Inc., will contact each student at his/her home address regarding the ordering and purchasing of the photos.

Questions?  Contact Commencement Photos directly at 978-851-5924 or e-mail jack@commencementphotos.com.

Commencement Video
Assumption College has contracted Collins Video Services of Fitchburg to videotape the Commencement Exercises. The company will contact each student at his/her home address regarding placing an order for the video. It will also be possible to order a copy of the video on the day of Commencement.

Questions?  Contact Arthur Collins at 978-697-3527.

    Print the Video Order Form Here >>

Diagram of Tent

Graduation Tent

Frequently Asked Questions
These pages will help answer some of the more frequently asked questions.

For more information, please contact Linda Rosenlund, director of special events at 508-767-7026 or lrosenlund@assumption.edu.


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