2019 Graduation Information 
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   Deadline
May 2019   December 1, 2018
August 2018   July 1, 2018
December 2018   November 1, 2018

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 10, 2019

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

Students will receive their allotted tickets from the Nursing Department as the date approaches.  For any other pinning questions please contact Lisa Braunig at (508) 849-3285 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Baccalaureate Mass / Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019
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 the faculty member of your choice 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 chosen faculty member places the hood around your shoulders, recognizing your academic success. Your hood (the part of your regalia that resembles a scarf) represents the degree that you have earned.

Bachelor’s Degree Recipients: To ensure your chosen faculty member will attend, click here for a Hooding Invitation.
Master’s Degree Recipients: Your program chair and faculty will be present to hood you (hooding invitation not necessary).


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 cords from the Registrar prior to Baccalaureate Mass and carry them with your hoods.  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, 2019, the website will be open for orders. Please note the following deadlines: Bachelor Students, Full-time (resident & commuter) only – order by February 28 
You will pick up your regalia in the Bishop Flanagan Campus Center, March 19-20, 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Master, Continuing Education, CAGS and Online Students – order by April 14
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 the University Cap and Gown Company at (978) 686-4566. 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 11, 2019
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 2nd to March 22, 2019 at the link below. There is no charge for tickets, but seating is limited. Each graduate will receive up to 8 guest tickets. Tickets requests are assigned by date received, and will be distributed in April. Requests for more tickets will be placed on a waiting list and distributed prior to graduation if available. Click here for Commencement Tickets There will be a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony on May 11th, 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
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 3, 2019, please call the photographer at (978) 851-5924, or visit www.cpigrads.com. To access the professional photos taken at Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement, please visit the website above. Flowers
Flowers will be available for sale in the Hanover Theatre Lobby prior to Commencement.

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