Worcester State Seniors

53 Days to Commencement!

Welcome to the Class of 2019 Newsletter! Each month leading up to Commencement, this Newsletter will share information on important upcoming events including senior trips and Commencement details. Any questions about events can be directed to classof2019@worcester.edu.


Purchase Your Cap & Gown

Caps and gowns can be purchased online only starting January 7, 2019, at buildagrad.com. Caps and gowns are $25. Once ordered, you have the option of picking up your cap and gown on campus in May or having the cap and gown shipped to your home for an additional charge. The deadline to order online is Monday, April 1.

Limited supply will be available for purchase at the Student Center Information Desk beginning April 16 for $40.

Commencement Video | Senior Interviews

Friday, March 29

8am-12noon, Wellness Center 24

Bring all your friends and family to tears at commencement by sharing your memories and reflections of your time together at Worcester State. Come share your stories and earn some swag!

Walk-in OR RSVP via jroy@worcester.edu with your preferred time. *Don’t forget to wear your WSU gear!

Commencement Website is Live

Check it out here!

Make sure to check the Commencement website for important updates, including the schedule of Commencement events, information on accessibility accommodations, and an important checklist for all undergraduate students that outlines what needs to be completed before the big day!

Upcoming Senior Trips

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

Friday, April 12

Ticket Price: $35

Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 27

It's senior night at Fenway! Cheer on the Boston Red Sox as they play the Baltimore Orioles. Your ticket price includes transportation, pre-game buffet reception on the Coca-Cola Deck, and a Boston Red Sox Class of 2019 tshirt! A cash bar will be available during the pre-game reception.

All seniors can purchase 1 guest ticket.

Bus departs from the Student Center at 2pm and is scheduled to return to campus by 11:30pm.

Note: Students who received a ticket voucher for the Red Sox game are not guaranteed a ticket. All tickets are limited availability.

Class of 2019 Formal

Friday, April 26

Ticket Price: $40

Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 27

Celebrate your upcoming Commencement with your friends and classmates at the Manor in West Boylston. Your ticket prices includes a buffet dinner, dancing, and a free keepsake. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

All seniors can purchase 1 guest ticket.

No transportation is provided.

Rhode Island Clam Bake

Saturday, May 4

Ticket Price: $25

Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 27

Join the 2019 Class Committee on a trip to Kempenaar's Clambake Club in Middletown, Rhode Island! Ticket price includes transportation, seaside buffet, lawn games, and more! A cash bar will be available. You can learn more about Kempenaar's here.

All seniors can purchase 1 guest ticket.

Bus departs from the Student Center at 9am and is scheduled to return by 7pm.

Party on the Eve

Friday, May 17

Free for seniors

Ticket Price: $15 for family members and guests

Tickets on sale in April

Join young alum to welcome the Class of 2019 to the alumni family! Party on the Eve will feature live music, BBQ, cash bar, and novelties for the whole family!

All seniors can purchase unlimited family and guest tickets.

Family and guest ticket price increases to $20 after May 1.

All events, ticket prices, and details are subject to change.

Preparing for Commencement

Graduation Ceremony Eligibility

Check WebAdvisor for eligibility to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Your eligibility to participate can be found by clicking the Graduation Eligibility link under your Academic Profile section of WebAdvisor. This link will be populated with information after all reviews have been completed. Reviews can only begin after the add/drop period is over in your graduation semester. For example, if you are a May candidate, your Graduation Eligibility link will be populated with information by the end of February or beginning of March. If you are an early May, August, or December graduate, your Graduation Eligibility link will not populate information as your record is sealed. Early May, August, and December graduates are eligible to participate in the May ceremony.

Review Your Name

Review how your name appears in the Graduation Eligibility area of WebAdvisor.

This is how your name will appear on your diploma and will be announced on stage at commencement, including eligibility for Latin Honors. If you have corrections, please contact the Registrar’s Office in person or at registrar@worcester.edu.

Accessibility Accommodations and Accessible Seating Requests

Accessible seating will be provided for those with limited mobility or those who require a wheelchair. The University cannot guarantee that there will be accessible seating available after the deadline. Please note that there will be two tickets available per request, one for the person with mobility issues and one for a companion.

Students are required to fill out a form to request accessible tickets in advance, and all requests are due by April 26, 2019.

ASL interpreters will be onsite, and visible from any area in the DCU center.

Wheelchairs are not provided either by the DCU or the University.

Commencement Flowers & Balloons

Support of the Class of 2020 and your Worcester State University graduate by purchasing roses inside the DCU Center Exhibition Hall on Commencement Day. Sales begin at 8 a.m. in the lobby. Prices are $20 for a half-dozen and $35 for one dozen—convenient and a great value! Graduate t-shirts are also on sale for $25.

Flowers and balloons can be purchased ahead of time at Commencement Flowers and picked up on-site. Cash or credit card accepted for on-site sales.

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 18th, 10am

50 Foster Street

Worcester, MA

Graduates must check in at 8 a.m.

There is much to celebrate! You have:

  • made class and lab attendance an integral part of your life
  • devoted many hours to studying
  • dedicated yourself to completing challenging research and creativity projects
  • stepped out of your comfort zone to broaden your knowledge through service-learning and internship opportunities
  • expanded your friendship circle
  • discovered new interests through a club, honor society, or student organization
  • maybe even ventured to study in another part of the country or world

You are prepared to change the way the world works.