Quincy College’s Spring 2023 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 19th, 2023, at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, 850 Hanock Street, Quincy, MA. A rain date of Saturday, May 20th, 2023, has also been reserved at the Stadium.
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
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Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Rain Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium, 850 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170
Schedule of Events:
- 9:30 am – 10:30 am Student Registration
- 10:30 am – Registration Closed
- 11:00 am – Commencement Ceremony Begins
- 1:00 pm – Commencement Ceremony Concludes
Registration: Please report to the Barry Welch Soccer field located next to Veterans Memorial Stadium. All Graduates must be registered by 10:30 am.
- All Guests must enter through Gate C
- Guests can arrive beginning at 10:00 am.
- There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate can have at the commencement ceremony.
- There will be no tickets distributed and seating is first-come, first-served.
- 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 on athletic fields. Please plan your footwear accordingly.
- 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 19, 2023.
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Honor cords will be distributed on the day of commencement to students exemplifying outstanding academic achievement. Students will be notified upon check-in.
Guests will be admitted beginning at 10:00 AM. At this time, there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate can have at the commencement ceremony. There will be no tickets distributed, and seating is first come, first serve. Please Note: No noisemakers or balloons are allowed.
In order to make Commencement 2023 an enjoyable event for all who attend, accessibility accommodations are available upon request. Please use this form to make your request.
All students participating in the 2023 Commencement Ceremony are required to wear regalia. Students may be fitted for, and pick up, their regalia on the Quincy and Plymouth campuses. If students aren’t able to do so, they may order online but will incur a shipping charge.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Lower Level Presidents Place
Pick up Dates
April 17th through May 18th
Monday – Friday, 9a-3p
Front Desk Reception
Pick up Dates
April 17th through May 18th
Monday – Friday, 8a-3p
Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 23rd. Shipping fees will apply.
Please Note: Students must pick up their own regalia and must 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.
Security and 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.
Previous Commencement Ceremonies
Quincy College 2022 Commencement
To View Photos from the 2022 Commencement, Click the “Photography” Tab on the left-hand side of this page.
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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