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Commencement

Guide to Commencement

Class of 2024

You Did It!

Congratulations on your extraordinary achievements!
We wish you all the best as you move forward to a very bright future!

2024 Commencement

Quincy College’s Spring 2024 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Marriott Boston Quincy, 1000 Marriott Dr, Quincy, MA 02169.

We originally limited each graduate to two guests but have since found ways to accommodate additional guests. That said, we respectfully ask that each graduate exercise reasonableness in extending invitations. Please note that Commencement may be viewed in its entirety via a livestream here.

All graduate applicants should be aware that to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, you must have met all of the requirements:

  • Completed all academic degree requirements
  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Paid the Commencement fee
  • Settled all balances with the Business Office/Library*
  • Completed the exit interview if you received a Federal Direct Stafford Loan

Transportation

  • Complimentary shuttle service from Quincy Adams MBTA Red Line station to the hotel runs approximately every 15 minutes, from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Free parking will be available in the hotel garage

Social

Tag us in all of your graduation posts! #QC2024 #QCCommencement

 

Directions

Marriott Boston Quincy
1000 Marriott Dr, Quincy, MA 02169

Event Detail

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024

New Location: Marriott Boston Quincy, 1000 Marriott Dr, Quincy, MA 02169.

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am Student Registration
  • 10:15 am – Registration Closed
  • 11:00 am – Commencement Ceremony Begins
  • 1:00 pm – Commencement Ceremony Concludes

Registration: Please report to the Marriott Boston Quincy. All Graduates must be registered by 10:15 am.

Guests:

  • Guests can arrive beginning at 10:15 am.
  • There is no guest limit, but seating is limited.
  • Guests are subjected to security bag check upon entering the venue.
  • There will be no tickets distributed and seating is first-come, first-served.
  • No flash photography allowed inside the venue.

Transportation:

  • Complimentary shuttle service from Quincy Adams MBTA Red Line station to the hotel runs approximately every 15 minutes, from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Free parking will be available in the hotel garage

Notes:

  • There will not be a secure area to leave personal belongings during the ceremony. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please come dressed and ready to walk in your cap and gown. There will not be an area in which to change or get ready.
  • Registration and the ceremony will be held at the Marriott Boston Quincy.
  • All attendees will be required to go through a security check upon entering the venue, and they and their belongings may be subject to search.
  • The Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed from the site below and on Quincy Access TV (QATV), Channel 8. Click HERE to watch Live.

Congratulations and look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 17, 2024.

For event information please contact registrar@quincycollege.edu 

Honor cords will be distributed on the day of commencement to students exemplifying outstanding academic achievement. Students will be notified upon check-in.

Guest Information

Guests will be admitted beginning at 10:15 AM. There will be no tickets distributed, and seating is first come, first serve. No flash photography allowed inside the venue. Please Note: No noisemakers or balloons are allowed. 

Accommodations

In order to make Commencement an enjoyable event for all who attend, accessibility accommodations are available upon request. Please use this form to make your request.

All attendees will be required to go through a security check upon entering the venue, and they and their belongings may be subject to search.

Security & Safety Measures

Everyone attending Commencement must observe the following guidelines:

  • Graduates, faculty, and staff must arrive to the venue in their robes.
  • Attendees are not to leave any personal items unattended at the venue. Please be sure to keep personal items in your possession at all times;
  • All attendees will be required to go through a security check upon entering the venue, and they and their belongings may be subject to search.
  • If you observe any activity that appears to you to be suspicious, please report it immediately to one of the Police officers present.

Graduates, please convey this information to your guests.

Your cooperation with these measures, which are designed with everyone’s safety in mind, is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Regalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regalia (Cap & Gown) are required for the Commencement Ceremony. Pickup at the Quincy College Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Quincy) and Plymouth Campus are free of charge. This will be available between April 16, 2024 through May 16, 2024. Please see the Guide to Graduation page for more information regarding pickup time.

We look forward to seeing you at the May 17, 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Quincy Campus

Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Room 325, 3rd floor, Presidents Place
(617) 405-5952

April 16th – May 16th
Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 3PM
Friday, 9AM – 1PM

Extra pickup hours
Wednesday, May 8th from 3 PM – 6 PM
Saturday, May 11th from 10 AM – 1PM

Plymouth Campus

Front Desk Reception
(508) 747-0400
Monday – Friday (During Business Hours)

Online Ordering

quincycollege.shopoakhalli.com

Shipping fees will apply.

Note: Students must pick up their own regalia and present a photo ID at the time of pick-up.

What is regalia?

Graduation regalia refers to the special clothing and accessories worn by graduates during graduation ceremonies, typically in academic settings such as high schools and universities. The traditional graduation regalia consists of a cap, gown, and hood, with variations depending on the degree and academic institution.

The graduation cap, also known as a mortarboard, is a flat square board made of cardboard or cloth with a tassel hanging from the top center. The gown is typically a long black robe that falls to the ankles and has wide, flowing sleeves, with variations for different academic degrees. The hood is worn over the gown and is usually made of colored satin with a velvet border, and its size and colors also vary according to the degree and institution. Graduates often wear other accessories, such as cords or stoles, to indicate their academic achievements or membership in academic or social organizations.

Wearing graduation regalia is a symbol of academic achievement and is often accompanied by traditional ceremonies, such as the conferring of degrees and the reading of graduates’ names.

Regalia is required for Commencement and will be available on both Quincy and Plymouth Campuses.

Photography

We are delighted to announce that Quincy College will provide professional photographers to capture the 2024 Quincy College Commencement. We will document the event from start to finish and provide a free download of these unforgettable snapshots of your Quincy College Commencement experience to all graduates:

View the 2024 Commencement Photos

Please note there is no flash photography allowed inside the venue.

Previous Commencement Ceremonies

Quincy College 2023 Commencement:

View the 2023 Commencement photos here. Watch QATV video here.

Quincy College 2022 Commencement

Watch the full 2022 Commencement Livestream from QATV Here.

Watch a Congratulations Video From Quincy College Faculty and Staff.

GradImages was at the Quincy College Commencement. They  photographed every student as they received their diploma and also against a Quincy College backdrop. A passport-sized photo proof will be sent to you following commencement along with the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages, with no obligation to purchase.

Quincy College Commencement 2022 in the News:

Gov. Charlie Baker tells Quincy College graduates: ‘You earned it’ | Patriot Ledger

Photos: Bakers speaks to Quincy College’s 460 graduates | Patriot Ledger

 

Previous Commencement Speeches

Message from David “Big Papi” Ortiz, former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox.

Ronald Mariano, House Majority Leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives Spring 2019 Commencement Speaker

Cleunisse Tamara DeBrito Spring 2019 Student Speaker

Marianne Peak Spring 2018 Commencement Speaker

Steven Martin O Broin Spring 2018 Student Speaker

Carmen Mariano, Ed.D 2017 Spring Commencement Speaker

Jacqueline Polanco-Ramirez 2017 Spring Commencement Student Speaker

Kenneth Ansin 2016 Spring Commencement Speaker

Marion Mukundane 2016 Spring Commencement Student Speaker

Daniel O’Neill 2015 Spring Commencement Speaker

Dan O’Neil 2015 Spring Commencement Speech

Senator Edward J. Markey 2014 Spring Commencement Speech

Cheryl Bartlett 2014 Winter Commencement Speech

Steve Sweeney 2013 Spring Commencement Speech

Dr. Wayne Westcott Winter 2013 Commencement Speech

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Spring 2012 Commencement Speech

Tom Clasby Winter 2012 Commencement Speech

Henry Rubin Spring 2011 Commencement Speech

 

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