Commencement 2021: Visitor Information


Commencement Tickets/Wristbands

Graduates may bring up to six guests to the outdoor Commencement ceremony. At the outdoor ceremony, no wristbands will be required. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, must be masked.

In case of inclement weather, the Commencement ceremony will be moved indoors to the Angela Athletic & Wellness Facility. If we hold an indoor ceremony, graduates will be allowed three guests. Each graduating senior has received three wristbands, which serve as "tickets" in case the ceremony is moved inside. All indoor guests must wear the wristbands, so please be sure to bring them with you to campus in case it rains. No guest may enter the indoor ceremony without a wristband. Again, all guests must be masked. 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

In partnership with state and local health officials, the College has instituted public health protocols to keep the campus community and local communities as safe as possible. All of the College’s health and safety protocols will be in effect for Commencement weekend, including masking requirements. 

Bookstore Hours for Commencement Weekend

The Shaheen Bookstore will be open Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Accommodations and Meals

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the College will not be offering housing to families and guests in the residence halls this year. Additionally, the Noble Family Dining Hall is open only for our students. Guests can enjoy the 1844 Cafe (including Starbucks), located in the Student Center, which will be open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, and from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday.

Parking and Campus Map

Commencement parking is available at three locations on campus:

  • Angela Parking Lot
  • Science Hall Parking Lot
  • Commuter Parking Lot

Handicapped parking is available in the Clubhouse Parking Lot (southeast of Madeleva Hall). Golf carts will be available to take guests from the handicapped parking lot to the Le Mans Green for the Commencement ceremony.

A map of the campus can be viewed here

Commencement Parking Map