Commencement Information

Information for Undergraduate, Graduate, and CCE Degree Recipients

Friday, May 6, 2016

Baccalaureate Mass

5 p.m. - The Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Plourde Recreation Center.

His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, will preside at this Mass. This religious celebration is open to all graduating students, their families and their guests. There is no limit to the number of people who may attend.

A Reception will follow in the Laska Gymnasium immediately after the Baccalaureate Mass.

Questions about the Mass? Contact the Office of Campus Ministry at (508) 767-7419


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Commencement Exercises: DCU Center

Procession begins at 9:40 a.m.; ceremony at 10 a.m. 

The College will offer graduating seniors one way transportation from campus to the DCU Center on the morning of graduation. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Doors open to the public at 8:30am.  Please enter through the Harvard Pilgrim Pavilion at the corner of Foster Street and Major Taylor Boulevard.

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

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 508-767-7211.

Faculty may rent their regalia through the following link:  Assumption College faculty rental regalia order form.

Announcements / Invitations

The announcements are not tickets, but a formal written announcement of your impending graduation that you can share with family and friends. These will be available for purchase at the bookstore.

Class Rings

Class rings may be purchased by clicking here.


Flowers will be available for purchase at the DCU Center on commencement day.

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 photographs 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 the guest seating areas. 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

Moving Out of Residence Halls

Students are expected to move out of campus housing by 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016. 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