Assumption College



Information for Bachelor's Degree Recipients

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 10

Baccalaureate Mass
5:00 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. Paul
38 High Street, Worcester

All graduating students, their families and guests are invited. (No tickets needed.)

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.

Please see the attached map for available parking locations adjacent to the Cathedral of St. Paul.   Please do not park in any lots that are shown as “No Parking” on this map, cars will be towed from private lots.

Baccalaureate Parking Map


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.

Dinner on Your Own

A list of hotels and restaurants in the Worcester area are available online at:

Baccalaureate Soirée

7:00 p.m. Doors open
7:30 p.m. Entertainment begins
Plourde Recreation Center
Assumption College Campus

Join us for a semi-formal dance party and dessert reception for all of those graduating and their families. The event will feature a live performance by "Goza," a latin music quartet. Click here for order form. (Tickets required, $15 per person for all graduating students, family and friends.)

Saturday, May 11

Commencement Exercises
2013 Commencement Information Book
8:30 a.m.

Graduating students report in cap and gown.

Plourde Recreation Center
Assumption College Campus


9:40 a.m.

Leaves Plourde Recreation Center

Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m.
H.L. Rocheleau Field

(Tickets are not required, and there is no limit on the number of guests who may attend.)

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

Commencement Reception

12:00 Noon
Plourde Recreation Center

Graduates and their guests may celebrate with faculty at a dessert reception immediately following Commencement exercises. (No tickets needed.)

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. To insure that we have the correct size for you, you may order your regalia online through the following link: Assumption College student cap and gown order form. If you have questions regarding your academic regalia, please contact the Assumption College Bookstore at 508-767-7249..

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 2013 will receive five (5) official Assumption College Commencement Announcements. They will be delivered via student mailboxes in mid-April.

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 (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.

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

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. Commencement Video Order Form.

Moving Out of Residence Halls
Students are expected to move out of campus housing by 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Staff will be available in each area until then, or students can utilize the express checkout system. All trash must be removed, and all carpeting, floors, appliances, and fixtures should be cleaned to the best of your ability. If you have any additional questions, please contact Residential Life at ext. 7505.

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

Other Useful Information

Throughout the year, Seniors will receive the most up-to-date, detailed information about Commencement via class mailings and e-mail messages. In early Fall all parents should have received a general postcard informing them of the date of Commencement and directing them to this website.

In late March, parents of all graduating seniors will receive a Commencement mailing.

  • Dr. Landy Johnson
    Provost's Office

    Phone: 508-767-7666

Commencement Mass
Friday May 10, 2013
St. Paul's Cathedral
Worcester, MA
5 PM


Commencemtent Soiree
Friday May 10, 2013
Plourde Recreation Center
Doors Open at 7 pm
Tickets are $25


Saturday May 11, 2013
H.L. Rocheleau Field
10 AM

Complete Schedule