Commencement Weekend 2021
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 1.5 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.
For everyone’s safety, a COVID attestation form is required for you and your guests to attend Commencement Weekend ceremonies. This online form will be emailed to you the week before graduation. We will be checking students and guests in for the ceremonies, and no one will be allowed to enter without a completed form. If you have not been fully vaccinated, we encourage you to have a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to coming to campus.
After careful consideration of current COVID state guidelines, we have determined that we can safely accommodate 2 guests per Class of 2021 Undergraduate student (Bachelor’s degree) and 4 guests per Class of 2020 student and Class of 2021 Graduate student (Master’s degree). While we understand that this limit is not ideal, we appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide the best experience possible given our seating capacity and social distancing requirements. Please note that all children age 2 years and up are counted as guests.
If you missed the RSVP deadline, please contact Laurie Hickey (firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 849-3388) as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate late requests, but seating is limited.
There will be a LIVE STREAM of the ceremony available on our website of each Commencement ceremony for those unable to attend.
More InformationCommencement Guest Registration Form
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 (including Health Administration) 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 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
Honorary Degree Recipients & Commencement Speakers
William B. Evans
Executive Director of Public Safety &
Chief of Police for Boston College &
former Boston Police Commissioner
Honorary Doctor of Public Administration &
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
New York Times best-selling author and illustrator
Honorary Doctor of Communications &
Sr. Rita M. DeRoy, S.S.A.
Secretary, Anna Maria Board of Trustees &
Esther Blondin Retirement Fund Board Member &
Member for the Provincial Council for the Sisters of St. Anne
Honorary Doctor of Business Administration
If you have International guests attending Commencement who require a letter of certification for their visa application please email the email@example.com. 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 each commencement ceremony. You will not need a code to access your photos – simply visit www.gradimages.com and search by name, school and year. If you pre-register at https://www.gradimages.com/registration you will receive a coupon for 20% off a $50 or more purchase. For questions, please contact their customer service at (800) 261-2576.