Commencement Checklist

Photos of graduates tossing caps after commencement

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

  • 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 when seating opens 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.