Commencement 2024

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Our Ceremonies

Advanced Degree Candidates: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Baccalaureate Degree Candidates: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Important Events Leading Up to Graduation

You may have questions as graduation approaches. Eligibility questions should be directed to the Records Office, records@ric.edu and questions about the commencement ceremonies, Grad Fest, and Undergraduate Cap & Gown Convocation should be directed to the Commencement Office, commencement@ric.edu.

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Undergraduate Cap & Gown Convocation

Join us today, Wednesday, April 24 at 12:30 pm in Roberts Auditorium, for this traditional annual ceremony prior to Commencement. Baccalaureate candidates place caps on one another’s heads and departmental award recipients are announced and recognized.

Get Information on Each Ceremony

Advanced Degree Ceremony Click to learn who this is for

Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm in the Murray Center, on the RIC Campus

Who is this for?

Candidates who will be earning a master's or doctorate level degree or a certificate of graduate study.

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony Click to learn who this is for

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10 am at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in downtown, Providence, RI

Who is this for?

Candidates who are earning a bachelor's degree.

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Commencement Office

The Commencement Office works to ensure that our graduates, their families, and our campus community enjoys a memorable ceremony and celebration that is student-centered and family oriented.