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Commencement Information 2017

 Information on deadlines and events relating to graduation

#AMCGraduates17 - 2017 Graduation Information 
Congratulations on your approaching commencement!
There will be a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony on May 20th, beginning at 10 a.m. The link to access the live feed will be available the morning of Commencement.

Graduation Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Zecco Performing Arts Center
Anna Maria College
This is a short, fun event. We will go over what will happen at Commencement and have some trivia questions with prizes.

Nursing Pinning
Friday, May 19, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Zecco Performing Arts Center
Anna Maria College
For more information, please contact Lisa Braunig at (508) 849-3285 or

Baccalaureate Mass
Friday, May 19, 2017
5:30 p.m. Graduating students must line up in Zecco by 5:00 p.m.
Fuller Activities Center
Anna Maria College
Commencement weekend starts with the Baccalaureate Mass. This ceremony combines a celebration of your academic success with the mission of the College through the celebration of Mass and the Hooding of the Bachelor’s Degree Recipients. It is always a moving moment for you to be hooded by a faculty member of your choice.
Robing for the Mass will be held in Zecco Performing Arts Center at Anna Maria, and students must arrive by 5 p.m. All Bachelor’s Degree students participating in the Baccalaureate Mass should wear your gowns and carry your hoods over your left arm, no caps will be worn. Bachelor’s Degree students graduating with honors will receive your honor cords prior to Baccalaureate Mass and carry them with your hoods. Master’s Degree students will wear your hoods over your gowns for the Baccalaureate Mass and will be hooded at Commencement the following day.
Commencement Ceremony


Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. Graduating students must arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.!
The Hanover Theatre
554 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 831-0800

Reserved tickets are required for guests to attend Commencement
. Tickets may be requested January 1 – March 31, 2017. There is no charge for tickets, but seating is limited. Each graduate will receive up to 8 guest tickets. Ticket requests are assigned by date received. Requests for more tickets will be placed on a waiting list and distributed prior to graduation if available.
If you have international guests attending Commencement who require a letter of certification for their visa application, please complete the Request for Graduation Letter for International Guests and bring it to the Office of the Registrar. You will then receive a confirmation of your graduation to provide to your guests for their visa application.
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Important Forms
Notification of Intent to Graduate Form
It is the responsibility of every student who is approaching graduation to notify the Registrar's Office of the completion of all academic requirements. To do so, the student must complete the Intent to Graduate Form. These forms are also available at the Registrar's Office and must be submitted by the following deadlines.
Completion Date   Deadline
May   February 1
August   May 1
December   September 1

Please select the right Intent to Graduate form to fill out.

Cap and Gown Orders
If you are planning on attending Commencement and/or Baccalaureate Mass, you will need to order your regalia online through our vendor’s website,

On January 1, 2017, the website is open for orders.

Please note the following deadlines:

Bachelor Students, Full-time only – order by March 1, 2017
You will pick up your regalia in the AMC Campus Center, March 28-29, 10 a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Master, Continuing Education, CAGS and Online Students – order by April 28, 2017
You will receive your regalia at the address listed on your order form by the end of April, 2017. If you do not receive your order, please call the University Cap and Gown Company at (978) 686-4566 or (978) 688-1744.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hickey at (508) 849-3388 or .

Professional Photos
Commencement Photos, Inc. will be taking professional photos at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement. All graduating students will receive a letter in the mail, two to three weeks before graduation, containing a unique ID # to use when ordering photos. If you do not receive your unique ID # by May 12, 2017, please call the photographer at (978) 851-5924, or visit

To access the professional photos taken at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement, please visit the website above.

Flowers will be available for sale in the Hanover Theatre Lobby prior to Commencement.