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2019 Commencement

Commencement 2019
Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.
DCU Center – 50 Foster Street

Congratulate our Graduates!

At Quinsigamond Community College, the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests is our highest priority. We have instituted some additional safety measures for Commencement, and although we do not anticipate any problems, you may notice a strong public safety presence. Please assist us by leaving at home such personal items as large bags, diaper bags, wrapped gifts, backpacks, etc. All such items will be subject to search. If there are things you or your guests absolutely must have with you, please bring them in a clear plastic bag.

As always, if you see something, say something, and we will work together to ensure a safe and joyous Commencement Ceremony.

2019 Commencement Speaker - Worcester Attorney, AiVi Nguyen.

Ms. Nguyen is a partner at Bowitch, a Worcester-based law firm and became a partner in 2016 at the age of 31. She is the current chairwoman of the United Way of Central Massachusetts; director of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center of Worcester, vice chairwoman of Worcester’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, and chairwoman of Bowditch’s Diversity Committee.

Information for Guests

  • Graduates are welcome to invite as many family members or guests to the Commencement Ceremony as they like, there is no limit.  Invitations are not required, however if you would like to print an invitation as a keepsake or to share the news with other family members or friends, you can access an invitation.
  • Family members and guests will enter the DCU Center through the main entrance (doors 10-12).  Programs will be distributed at this entrance.  All bags will be subject to search. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
  • Students will enter through Doors 1 and 2 to the South Hall – Student Robing Area.
  • Per the DCU Center, no balloons are allowed, so please refrain from bringing them.
  • Best viewing of the American Sign Language Interpreter will be Section 107. If you or a member of your party has requested a disability related accommodation or requires one, please speak with the Disability Services Staff to ensure you are directed to the seating area that will best accommodate your need.
  • Commencement Photos, Inc. will be present to take photos of our graduates as they receive their degree.  Information will be mailed directly to all graduates with ordering information.  If you have questions following the ceremony, Commencement Photos can be reached by calling 978.851.5924 or by visiting their website.

Additional Contact Information:

  • General Commencement Info: 508.854.4368 | sboria [at]
  • ADA Concerns: 508.854.4470 or 4471 | kproctor [at]

Parking Information

The DCU Center does not own or operate parking facilities but there are several garages and flat lots located within walking distance of the Arena and Convention Center. To access parking information, visit the DCU website.

Parking Map

Worcester has over 10,000 available parking spaces in municipal and private lots as well as on street parking.



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