Contact

Andrew Klein

Vice President for Student Affairs and Retention
Student Life
(508) 849-3313

Resources

Cap & Gown Order Form
Press Release Form
Class of 2020 Important Info
Class of 2021 Important Info

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 (lhickey@annamaria.edu 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 Information

Commencement Guest Registration Form
Baccalaureate Mass Guest Registration Form
Nursing Pinning Guest Registration Form
Social Work Pinning Guest Registration Form
Baccalaureate Mass
Commencement Ceremonies
Honorary Degree Recipients & Commencement Speakers
Cap & Gown Information
International Guests
Commencement Press Release Form
Professional Photos
Hotels and Restaurants in the Local Area

Baccalaureate Mass

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. 

Commencement Ceremonies

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 2020All 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 &
Commencement Speaker

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator
Honorary Doctor of Communications &
Commencement Speaker

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

Cap & Gown Information

If you did not order a cap & gown but are attending Commencement. Please contact Laurie Hickey (lhickey@annamaria.edu or (508) 849-3388) as soon as possible.

International Guests

If you have International guests attending Commencement who require a letter of certification for their visa application please email the registrar@annamaria.edu. You will then receive a confirmation of your graduation to provide to your guests for their visa application.

Professional Photos

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.

2019 Commencement Highlights