Commencement Weekend 2021
Congratulations on your upcoming commencement! We have planned several smaller on-campus ceremonies by cohort rather than one large ceremony, in keeping with anticipated public health guidelines. As plans are subject to Massachusetts COVID-19 policies, please be sure to check your AMCATS email often for updates.
Use #AMCATS2021 on social media to post photos and other notes during this exciting time in your life!
More InformationClass of 2020 Commencement Weekend RSVP
Saturday, May 22, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass is a Catholic liturgy, celebrating the Sacrament of the Eucharist and graduating students. All members of the Anna Maria College community and their guests are invited to attend the Mass, regardless of faith. Reservations may be required for our planning purposes – details TBA.
Please see details below for your cohort’s commencement date and time. All events will take place outdoors on the Anna Maria College campus, and each ceremony will be no more than two hours long. Please note, guests will be limited to allow us to hold in-person ceremonies in compliance with Covid-19 protocols. Handicap seating will be available, but may be limited. Details about guest allowances and seating will be provided closer to graduation, in accordance with the state’s maximum capacity for outdoor events. Our current estimate is that each graduate will be allowed two guests, we will work to increase that if Massachusetts protocols allow us to do so safely. We anticipate that we will ask you to register your guests, rather than issuing tickets.
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Class of 2021 – All Master’s/CAGS
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Class of 2021 – Bachelor’s of Arts (all majors except Health Science), Bachelor’s of Music
Class of 2021 – Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications, Sport Management
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Class of 2021 – Bachelor’s of Arts in Health Science, Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Emergency Leadership, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Forensic Criminology, Health Administration, Health and Community Services, Nursing, Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, Paramedic Sciences.
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Class of 2020 – All Master’s/CAGS and All Bachelor’s
Cap & Gown Information
If you are attending Commencement, academic attire (cap, gown and hood) is required. Order online at our vendor’s website. If you have questions about your order, please email email@example.com. Please note the following order deadlines:
Full-time Bachelor Students (Resident, Commuter, Hybrid & Remote): Order by 2/22/2021. On-campus students will pick up at Cap & Gown Days, March 29-31, time and location TBA. Full Remote students will receive academic attire by mail.
Master, CAGS, Continuing Education and Online Students: Order by 4/1/2021. You will receive your academic attire at the address listed on your order form by mail.
If you have International guests attending Commencement who require a letter of certification for their visa application, please complete the Request for Graduation Letter for International Guests and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive a confirmation of your graduation to provide to your guests for their visa application.
Grad Images will be taking professional photos at Commencement. All graduating students will receive a letter in the mail before graduation, containing a unique ID # to use when ordering photos. If you do not receive your unique ID # by May 12, please call the photographer at 1-800-845-3686. To access the professional photos taken at Commencement, please visit www.gradimages.com.