Do I need tickets for my family and friends to attend the Commencement Ceremony?

No, tickets are not required for your guests to attend the Commencement Ceremony, you may invite as many family and friends as you would like!  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.  Commencement invitations are available to print as a keepsake.


Is there a rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony?

No, there is not a rehearsal for the Commencement Ceremony.  Students need to report by 12:00 p.m. to the DCU Center.  There will be many volunteers available to assist the graduates and answer any questions.


When is the Commencement Ceremony and how long will it last?

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester and will last approximately two hours.


It’s the day of the Commencement Ceremony, what do I bring?

It is very important that you remember to bring your cap and gown and graduation card with you to the DCU Center. Please ask your guests to hold onto any personal belongings (purse, jackets, etc.) you may have.  These items may NOT be left in the Robing Area during the ceremony.  QCC and the DCU Center are not responsible for any lost items.


I’m unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony.  How do I receive my diploma or certificate?

Diplomas and certificates will be available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office located in room 152A for approximately two weeks following the May Commencement ceremony.  All remaining diplomas will be mailed to graduates to the address on file.


My diploma or certificate has become lost or damaged.  How can I request a replacement?

Replacement diplomas and certificates can be requested by submitting a Replacement Degree or Certificate form to the Registrar’s Office along with a $25 replacement fee.