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CommencementCommencement 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.

2019-20 Commencement Ceremonies

This academic year we observe our 123rd commencement exercises.

The winter commencement ceremony, where we will be conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Athletics and Recreation Center, 130 North St.

Our spring semester graduate ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Athletics and Recreation Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2020, on the main quadrangle.

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