Worcester State Seniors

3 Days to Go!


Commencement is Saturday, May 18

Graduates must check in at 8am at the DCU

Graduates should follow signs for the graduate entrance, located on the Major Taylor Boulevard side of the DCU.

If you are late, you'll miss the opportunity to process and sit with your major's section. Store your personal belongings elsewhere during the ceremony, as there is no storage at the DCU Center.


We recommend that you park in the Worcester Municipal Parking Garage— a 2-minute walk from the DCU Center. The garage is located at 30 Major Taylor Blvd. on the corner of Major Blvd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. For more information, please contact 508-792-0314. There is a minimal charge for parking. Additional parking can be found at area lots and garages near the facility.

City Square (formerly Worcester Common Outlets)
100 Front St.

Dwight Foster Parking
27 Waldo St.

Exchange Street Parking
10 Exchange St.

First American Realty Parking
100 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Pearl-Elm Municipal Garage
20 Pearl St.

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 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 Photography

Commencement Photos, Inc. will be at Commencement to take photographs as each graduate crosses the stage and is congratulated by President Maloney. Information about ordering photographs will be emailed to you from Commencement Photos, Inc.

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.

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.