Worcester State Seniors

1 Month 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.


Cap & Gown Sales

A limited supply of caps and gowns are available for purchase at the Student Center Information Desk for $40.

If you purchased your cap and gown online, you will receive a confirmation email with information about pickup dates and times, which begin in May. We highly suggest that you try on your cap and gown prior to the week of Commencement to make sure that it fits properly. All cap and gown packages include a 2019 tassel, cap, and gown. If your gown does not fit your height and you need a different size, we will have a limited quantity at the Information Desk and could possibly exchange it for you.

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.

Upcoming Senior Events

Party on the Eve | Farewell to the Class of 2019

Click here to register!

Friday, May 17

6-9pm, Wasylean Hall Patio

Free for seniors

Ticket Price: $15 for family members and guests

Join Worcester State alum as they 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.

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.

Commencement Invitations

Pick up your commencement invitations in April at the Student Center Information Desk to distribute to friends and family. There are no limitations to the number of guests you can invite. The invitations are keepsakes only and not required for admission to the DCU Center.

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.

Commencement Website

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!

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.