Commencement is scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA.  There is no commencement rehearsal.  Please arrive in downtown Worcester by 11:45 a.m. and report to the DCU Center by 12:00 p.m.  Graduates will enter through doors 1 and 2 and should proceed directly to the Student Robing Area in South Hall.  Please refer to blue area on the map below.

Graduates will be lined up according to their academic major. If you are receiving more than one degree or certificate you can choose which major you would like to line up with.  You were provided with a graduation card during cap and gown distribution, please be sure to keep this card with you.  If you have a name that is difficult to pronounce, please provide the phonetic spelling. When you approach the platform, this card will be handed to the reader. The program coordinator will lead their graduates onstage and your name will be read as you cross the stage to receive your diploma cover from President Luis G. Pedraja.  Please return to your seat promptly upon exiting the stage.  Graduates should plan to be courteous and stay for the entire event.  It is a wonderful day- please remain to applaud your fellow graduates!

Guests will enter through the main entrance (doors 10-12).  Please refer to the green area on the map below. The seating areas for guests will open at 12:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be approximately two hours long. Please be aware that food, drink and balloons are not allowed in the DCU Center.

The Commencement Ceremony will also be streamed live online.  Watch the ceremony live HERE.


DCU Entrance