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2020 Graduation Information 
UPDATE:  Anna Maria College's 2020 Commencement has been rescheduled to August 22, 2020.
Please check this page periodically for important information as it becomes available.

Congratulations on your approaching commencement!

Commencement 2019

The first step towards graduation is the 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   Submission Deadline
August 2019   July 1, 2019
December 2019   November 1, 2019
May 2020   December 1, 2019

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

Please note: Students who are within 6 credits of completion can petition to participate in the commencement ceremony.  If you have any questions about your eligibility to graduate, please contact your faculty advisor for guidance.

Commencement 2018

Commencement Weekend


Nursing Pinning
Friday, May 8, 2020

3:30 p.m.
Zecco Performing Arts Center
Anna Maria College


Tickets required – for more information, please contact the Nursing Department at (508) 849-3285. 


Baccalaureate Mass / Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2020
5:30 p.m. - Graduating students must line up in Foundress by 5:00 p.m.
Fuller Activities Center
Anna Maria College


Commencement Weekend begins on Friday with the Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony, and culminates with Commencement Exercises on Saturday.  The Baccalaureate Mass/Hooding Ceremony combines a celebration of your academic success with the mission of the College through celebration of Mass and the Hooding of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Recipients. It is always a moving moment for your Program Director to place your hood upon you. 


What is the Baccalaureate Mass?
Baccalaureate Mass is a Catholic Mass, celebrating the Sacrament of the Eucharist and graduating students. The Baccalaureate Mass combines a Catholic liturgy with the hooding of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree recipients. All members of the Anna Maria College community and their guests are invited to attend the Mass, regardless of faith. 


What is the hooding?
At the conclusion of the Baccalaureate Mass, your Program Director places the hood around your shoulders, recognizing your academic success. Your hood (the part of your academic attire that resembles a scarf) represents the degree that you have earned.


Click here for Instructions for Wearing your Academic Hood.


Robing for the Mass will be held in Foundress Hall Room 117 on campus; all students must arrive by 5 p.m. All Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree students participating in the Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony should wear your gowns and carry your hoods over your left arm, no caps will be worn.


Bachelor’s Degree students graduating with academic honors will receive your honor cord from the Registrar prior to Baccalaureate Mass and carry it with your hood.  Honor Society cords/medallions may be worn for Baccalaureate and Commencement (please see your society’s advisor for details).

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, https://buildagrad.com/annamaria.


On January 1, 2020, the website will be open for orders. Please note the following deadlines:


Bachelor Students, Full-time (resident & commuter) only – order by February 23
You will pick up your regalia in the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center, March 17-18, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Master, Continuing Education, CAGS and Online Students – order by April 1 
You will receive your regalia at the address listed on your order form by the end of April. If you do not receive your order, please call
please call Build a Grad at 844-711-6100.

Click here for a guide on how to properly wear your academic attire.


If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Hickey at (508) 849-3388 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020
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 2 to March 22, 2019 at the link below. There is no charge for tickets, but seating is limited. Tickets requests are assigned by date received, and will be distributed in April.


Click here for Commencement Tickets for Bachelor's Students
Click here for Commencement Tickets for Master's/CAGS Students


There will be a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony on May 9, beginning at 10 a.m. The link to access the live feed will be available from our homepage, www.annamaria.edu, on the morning of Commencement.


International Guests
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.

Commencement Press Release Form
If you would like the College to inform your local newspaper of your graduation, please complete the Commencement Press Release Form.


Professional Photos
Grad images will be taking professional photos at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement. All graduating students will receive a unique ID number to use when ordering photos. Please visit their website to register. If you do not receive your unique ID number by May, 1 2020, please call the photographer at (800) 845-3686.


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


Information for Visitors
Click here for a list of Restaurants and Accommodations in the area.


Be sure to check your Anna Maria College email regularly for updates.