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*Commencement is a tobacco free event. 

Winter Ceremony:  Saturday January 31, 2015 (snow date:  February 7th)

Master’s Degree Ceremony will commence at 10:00am

Location:     Performing Arts Center, Dwight Hall

Commencement Speaker:     

Dr. Robert A. Martin, Immediate Past Interim President, Framingham State University 

 

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony will commence at 1:00pm

Location:     Performing Arts Center, Dwight Hall

Commencement Speaker:      

Mr. Colin Owyang, Executive Vice President of Regulation and General Counsel of National Grid USA. 

 

 

Spring Ceremony:  Sunday May 17, 2015 

Master’s Degree Ceremony will commence at 10:00am

Location:     Village Green, Framingham Centre

Commencement Speaker:     TBD 

Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony will commence at 2:00pm

Location:     Village Green, Framingham Centre

Commencement Speaker:     TBD 

 

COMMENCEMENT SECURITY RESTRICTIONS

The following items are prohibited:

  • Large bags, back-packs, wrapped gifts, briefcases.
  • Firearms, explosives, pepper spray, or other weapons.
  • Thermoses, coolers, or other liquid containers except in cases of medical need, as certified by a physician.
  • Artificial noisemakers, air horns, or megaphones.
  • Large signs, flags, poles, banners, or laser pointers.
  • Promotional items with commercial slogans or identifications.
  • Food or drinks.
  • Alcoholic beverages, drugs, or illegal substances.

 Handbags and purses of normal size will be allowed, but are subject to visual inspection upon entry.

 Guests may be subject to search of their person and/or possessions.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Parking:

Master's Ceremony:  Graduate and guest parking will be in the Normal Hill Parking Lot and the Parking Deck behind the library. To access the lot, take North University Way.  The Village Green is located approximately one half mile from the Framingham State University Campus. A continuous shuttle bus will run between the University and the Village Green for anyone who wants a ride to the ceremony.  (Note:  In the event the Normal Hill parking lot is full, please park in Maynard Lot.)

Baccalaueate Ceremony:  For the Spring Commencement Ceremony, parking is available on the University Campus. Please utilize the Maynard and Maple Street parking lots.  The Village Green is located approximately one half mile from the Framingham State University Campus. A continuous shuttle bus will run between the University and the Village Green for anyone who wants a ride to the ceremony.

 

Lodging

Warren Conference Center and Inn Group
Website: Warren Conference Center and Inn

Sheraton-Framingham
(2.3 miles west of campus)
1657 Worcester Rd. Framingham
508.879.7200 or 800.325.3535
http://www.sheraton.com

Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick

(2.7 miles east of campus)
1360 Worcester Rd. Natick
508.653.8800 or 800.2.CROWNE
http://www.bos-natick.crowneplaza.com

The Hampton Inn
(3 miles east of campus)
319 Speen St. Natick
508.653.5000
http://www.hamptoninn.com

Doubletree Hotel Boston/Milford
(15 miles south of campus)
11 Beaver Street Milford
508.478.7010
http://www.bostonmilford.doubletree.com

Residence Inn by Marriott
(2.6 miles west of campus)
400 Staples Dr. Framingham
508.370.0001
http://www.residenceinn.com

Courtyard Marriott-Natick
(2.9 miles east of campus)
342 Speen St. Natick
508.665.6100
http://www.courtyard.com/bosnf

Doubletree Hotel
(6.9 miles west of campus)
5400 Computer Dr. Westborough
508.366.5511 or 800.222.TREE
http://www.bostonwestborough.doubletree.com

 

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220