Commencement Checklist

In order to graduate, you need to do the following:

  • University holds Winter Commencement ceremony
    Verify graduation and completion of degree requirements.
  • Apply to graduate.
  • Confirm Commencement attendance.
  • Purchase your cap and gown at the Fitchburg State University Bookstore in the lower level of Hammond Hall.
  • If applicable, request accommodations through Disability Services.
  • Inform friends and family that seating opens at 4:30 p.m. and is first come, first served.
  • Remind friends and family that during the ceremony access to the stage for picture taking or videotaping will be prohibited. A professional picture of you and President Lapidus will be mailed to your home courtesy of the Alumni Association.
  • Order your DVD of Winter Commencement.
  • Report to the Athletics and Recreation Center by 5:45 p.m. and let the Fitchburg State University staff line you up to receive your degree!