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2020 Commencement

Commencement exercises for the 70th graduating class will be held Thursday, May 14 for graduate students and Sunday, May 17 for undergraduate students. Events related to Commencement will take place throughout the weekend and will be held in the Commencement tent, located on the McAuley Hall lawn along the Cliff Walk.

Questions regarding Commencement should be directed to the Commencement Office at (401) 341-2162 or

Recipients who plan to attend Saturday's Honors and Awards ceremony must pick up a reader card to be included in the cording ceremony. A check-in table will be available inside the Commencement tent (stage left) beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Commencement Events

Graduate Commencement
3 p.m. Thursday, May 14
Assemble at 2 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Procession begins at 2:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement
10 a.m. Sunday, May 17
Assemble at 8:15 a.m. in the Rodgers Recreation Center
Procession begins at 9:15 a.m.