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QCC to Hold Virtual 2021 Commencement Ceremony

March, 2021
  • QCC's 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.
    QCC's 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.

Quinsigamond Community College has announced its May 21, 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.

“The College came to this difficult decision after a review of current public health advice and the many unknown factors of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic’s course over the next months.  Our first and foremost commitment is to the safety of our faculty, staff, students and their families,” said President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “We are encouraged by the rollout of vaccines; however, with many still waiting to be vaccinated, we are unable to ensure a safe in-person ceremony.”

QCC is working to ensure its 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony is extra special. All August 2020, December 2020, and May 2021 graduates are invited to order their caps, gowns and tassels free of charge, as a keepsake of this momentous occasion.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to come to QCC's main campus to receive a professional commencement photo on May 6, 7, or 8, by appointment only. All safety protocols will be in place on campus for the photography sessions. Additional information will be emailed to students shortly with links to sign up for a photography session. 

To guarantee that caps and gowns arrive in time for the photography sessions, they must ordered by Monday, April 5. If a graduate doesn’t have a cap or gown, pictures can still be taken (also by appointment only). Business casual attire is suggested. All cap and gown orders will be shipped directly to students' homes.  

Graduates can still order caps and gowns until April 19; however, if they are ordered after April 5, there is no guarantee they will arrive for the photo shoots.

"I am excited to welcome the Class of 2021 into the esteemed group of QCC alumni who have done so much for our community," Dr. Pedraja said. 

Visit Commencement 2021 to order regalia.  Graduates should continue to check the graduation page on The Q for updated commencement information.