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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, December 20th at the Athletics and Recreation Center, 130 North St.

Our spring semester graduate ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14th, 2020, at the Athletics and Recreation Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, 2020, on the main quadrangle.

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