Commencement Ceremonies for Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree recipients will be held at the DCU Center Arena and Convention Center

March 18, 2020

Dear Students,
   I write today to share with you the deeply disappointing news that due to the ongoing prohibition on large gatherings and the continued spread of COVID-19, Framingham State University is making the difficult decision to postpone commencement, which was scheduled for Sunday, May 24th.
   This is not a decision we take lightly. Commencement is the highlight of the academic calendar, and a time for you, your friends, families, and professors to celebrate your outstanding accomplishments. Some schools across the country are considering canceling commencement all together, but that is not a step I am willing to take. Given the level of uncertainty about when our lives will return to normal, I cannot provide you with a definitive answer today on how and when we will celebrate your accomplishments, but I promise you that we will. Our commencement committee is going to be working on alternative plans, which we will share with you as soon as we can.
   As recently as a few weeks ago, none of us could have predicted how much COVID-19 was going to upend our lives. Seemingly overnight, our spring semester was turned on its head. We have never experienced anything like this, which is why I am so grateful for the level of resiliency our community has shown. Our faculty, staff, and students have accepted this difficult reality with a determination to take the steps needed to finish out the semester in a totally new environment. It’s going to be very challenging, but we are going to get through this together.

President Cevallos

More information and details, for graduates and their guests, is available through the links below:
Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony - postponed, date tbd
Graduate Commencement Ceremony - postponed, date tbd