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Commencement Information

MassBay 2024 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 6pm
Wellesley Hills Campus


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For those of you attending tonight’s ceremony, the forecast for today is calling for a high of 84 degrees with high humidity, and a chance of thunderstorms. We are expecting a very hot day!

Our Commencement tent is not air conditioned, so please prepare for a warm evening. Some suggestions:

  • Hydrate before and during the event.
  • Wear lightweight clothing, especially those of you who will be robing.
  • Take breaks and step out of the tent if you need to.
  • If you are feeling nauseous, weak, or that you might faint at any time during the day, these could be symptoms of heat exhaustion. Notify campus police immediately at 781-239-2699 (x2699).

We will have water under the tent. Just outside the tent will be an air conditioned van where people can cool off as well. The main building will also be open should you need to cool off.


Commencement invitations and tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, April 23, in Student Development, Room 130 on the Wellesley campus. Each graduate will receive up to four Commencement tickets. Each guest, including children requiring their own seat, must present a ticket to be admitted to the Commencement Exercises.


Caps and gowns will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, April 23, at the MassBay Bookstore on the Wellesley Hills campus. Students must first pick up their Cap and Gown Voucher from Student Development. For Bookstore hours, call (781) 239-2650, or visit

Questions about Commencement

Questions regarding Commencement should be emailed to

disability-related accommodations at Commencement

Graduates and guests in need of disabilty-related accommodations at Commencement including requests for accessible parking, seating, hearing, and others, should contact Accessibility Resources. Requests for accommodations should be made no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Please contact Phoebe Bustamante at


MassBay recognizes our student Veterans and active military at the Commencement ceremony. If you are a Veteran, reservist, or active member of the military who is graduating and will be attending Commencement, please contact John Martin at to obtain a red, white, and blue regalia cord.

Questions Regarding Graduation Status

Please visit the Graduation Information Webpage for details regarding the graduation process. If you have questions regarding your graduation status please email:

Congratulations Graduates!!

Please check this webpage frequently for updated information about our 2024 Commencement Exercises.