Commencement refers to the ceremony in which degrees or diplomas are conferred on graduating students.

This academic accomplishment is a milestone in your life, and the celebration should be equally memorable. Commencement isn't just an experience shared with peers, family, and friends, it's also a time for the university to acknowledge and admire your incredible accomplishment.

2017 Commencement

Throughout 2017, we observe our 121st commencement exercises.

The graduate commencement ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Athletics and Recreation Center. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. on the main quadrangle.

All of the university's commencement ceremonies are streamed live on Fitchburg Access Television.