Assumption College

Commencement

 

Commencement
 
Information for Continuing Education Degree Recipients


Commencement Weekend Schedule

Schedule of Events


Wednesday, May 8

Continuing and Career Education Reception
6:00 p.m.
Testa Science Center Atrium
Assumption College Campus

A reception for all continuing education graduates and faculty. For more information, please contact Dennis Braun, Director of Continuing & Career Education, at 508-767-7541 or dbraun@assumption.edu.


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: http://www.socialweb.net/Clients/Worcester/restaurants.lasso


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

Processional

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 degree recipient will receive five (5) official Assumption College Commencement Announcements. To receive your announcement cards, please contact the Registrar's office.

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. 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. Commencement Video Order Form.


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




 
  • Dr. Landy Johnson
    Provost's Office

    Phone: 508-767-7666
     Email
Dates

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

 

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

Complete Schedule