Grad Fest 2024

Student receives materials from person at Grad Fest
Attend Grad Fest on Wednesday, April 3, 10 am–6 pm in the Recreation Center.

What is Grad Fest?

Grad Fest is your one-stop shop for all your graduation needs and information. You can obtain your guest tickets, pick up your Commencement regalia, and have your general questions answered about the 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Please Note: Graduating students who have questions about event accessibility or need disability accommodations to participate in Grad Fest should contact the Disability Services Center at 401-456-2776 or as early as possible.

Attending Grad Fest is 1 of 5 Steps You'll Take Toward Graduating:

  1. Apply to graduate: Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduates who have not applied to graduate must do so online at MyRIC. (This is not applicable to Fall 2024 graduates.)
  2. Review your academic records:
    • review your Academic Advisement Report with your advisor
    • Advanced Degree Candidates: meet with your advisor
    • ensure all of your coursework is complete and on record
    • review your grades for the semester
  3. Confirm your home mailing address: Your diploma is mailed to your home address. Change your address (if needed). Use the Change Information (Name/Address) Form to change your address. Please submit completed forms to the Registrar's Office, located in Building 4, lower level (East campus).
  4. Order your Commencement Regalia (cap & gown): If you order on or before Friday, March 1, 2024, you will be able to pick up your regalia at Grad Fest.  Last day to order your regalia online for home delivery is Monday, April 1, 2024. 
  5. Attend Grad Fest on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at the Recreation Center between 10 am and 6 pm. If you are eligible to participate in Commencement Ceremony you may:
Rhode Island College entrance

Contact Us

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.