Information for Graduating Students

Students Eligible to Participate in Commencement

In order to participate in Commencement, a student needs to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be within four (4) credits of degree completion
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or better*
  • Be in good financial standing with the College. Please be aware that all Curry bills must be paid in full in order to participate in Commencement and to receive your degree.
  • Have not participated in the previous year's Commencement ceremony

*Master's degree candidates must have completed all degree requirements, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students who have any questions regarding eligibility to participate in Commencement should contact their academic advisor.

Traditional Day students need to complete the 'Intent to Graduate' form located on the myCurry portal under the Seniors tab.  Continuing Education and Graduate students can access the online form through the myCurry Portal:

  • Click on the Academic Services tab
  • Click on Intent to Graduate Form (under Academic Links in the left column)

Caps and Gowns/Senior Outcomes Survey

Graduates are reminded that caps and gowns are required for all participants.  Caps and gowns will be available for purchase at the bookstore starting on April 18 and must be picked up prior to Commencement day.  There is no need for bachelor's degree recipients to place an order with the bookstore.  We will have a variety of sizes available.  The cost of regalia for bachelor's degree candidates is $49.  Master's degree candidates must also purchase their regalia for a cost of $59.  If you have questions, please call the bookstore at (617) 333-2322. All regalia must be picked up by Friday, May 18.

All seniors must complete the Outcomes Survey (emailed to students on Monday, April 9) before purchasing their cap and gown.  The Survey gathers important information about your plan after graduation. Once completed, you will receive a voucher to pick up your cap and gown at the Commencement Fair on Tuesday, April 17. We encourage ALL STUDENTS to complete the Outcomes Survey before the Commencement Fair since it will not only speed up the process of receiving your cap and gown but will help to prevent long lines at the fair.

*Continuing Education graduates do not complete the Senior Survey

Commencement Fair- Everything you need all in one place!*

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Student Center
*NOTE:  For Traditional Undergraduates Only

  • Pick up your cap and gown
  • Pick up your graduation tickets and parking passes
  • Complete the Senior Survey
  • Settle outstanding financial matters with Student Financial Services

Class of 2018 Orator and Singer

The Dean of Students Office is seeking traditional day division students in the Class of 2018 who are interested in becoming the class speaker or the singer of the National Anthem.  Applications will be available in the Office of Campus Life starting March 1.

Commencement Rehearsal

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex

Traditional undergraduate students in the Class of 2018 are required to attend the Commencement rehearsal.  Those graduating from the Division of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies who plan to participate in the Commencement ceremony should also plan to attend the rehearsal. At rehearsal, students will receive instructions as to where they will be placed in the Commencement procession and honor cords. The Class of 2018's salutatorian and valedictorian will also be announced at rehearsal.

Arrival Time for Commencement

Graduating students are expected to arrive on campus no later than 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 for formations of the procession.

Traditional undergraduate students should gather at the Miller Gymnasium where they will receive instructions regarding the line formation.  If a student experiences difficulty with his/her cap and/or gown (i.e. size, etc.), bookstore representatives will have a table in the Miller Field House and will be available in the bookstore.

Continuing Education and Graduate Students should gather in the Hafer Academic Building.

As a reminder, for your safety, dogs are not permitted at the ceremony.


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