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Commencement Information


MassBay 2023 Commencement Ceremony | Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm | Wellesley Hills Campus











Commencement invitations and tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2023 in the Office of Student Development in Wellesley Hills (Room 130). Each guest, including children requiring their own seat, must present a ticket to be admitted to the Commencement exercises. Please note: Tickets are non-replaceable should they be lost or stolen.



The MassBay Bookstore

All Graduates: Caps and gowns will be available for pick-up beginning Tuesday, April 25, at the MassBay Bookstore on the Wellesley Hills campus. Students must first pickup their Cap and Gown Voucher from Student Development. For detailed Bookstore hours, you can contact the Bookstore by visiting their website,, or by calling 781-239-2650.

Veterans: MassBay recognizes our student veterans and military at the Commencement ceremony. If you are a veteran, reservist, or active member of the military and plan to attend Commencement, please contact John Martin at to obtain a red, white, and blue regalia cord.


Students with outstanding financial obligations to the College should address such issues as soon as possible as they may impact their eligibility to participate in Commencement. Students should contact the Office of Student Accounts for additional information at (781) 239-2540. Students with additional obligations, such as overdue library books or athletic equipment, are encouraged to contact the appropriate offices.


Commencement is a formal academic ceremony and should be viewed as such in terms of dress and demeanor. The recommended dress for graduates is comfortable business attire. Please consider that shoes and visible items of clothing worn under academic robes should be dark, and consistent with the academic regalia. Please do not wear sneakers, beach sandals, or shorts.


Graduates and Guests: Graduates and guests in need of accessibility-related accommodations should contact Disability Resources. This includes requests for accessible parking, seating, hearing, and other accommodations. Requests should be made no later than Monday, May 15, 2023.

Please contact: Phoebe Bustamante at


Actual diplomas will not be given out at Commencement. They will be mailed to the graduates’ addresses. Participation in a commencement ceremony does not imply or infer the awarding of a degree at the time of the commencement ceremony. After commencement, degree evaluations will be reviewed by the Registrar’s Office to check that all requirements have been completed.


Parking: Commencement parking is allowed only in the Student Parking Lot on Oakland Street. For driving directions, please visit MassBay Wellesley Hills Campus Driving and Parking

PLEASE NOTE: Parking spaces are limited as we accommodate families and guests. We strongly recommend that graduates and guests carpool when possible or use public transportation.

More information about public transportation will be posted on this webpage as it becomes available.


Guests are welcome to begin arriving at 4:30 p.m. Each guest, including children requiring their own seat, must present a ticket to be admitted to the Commencement exercises. Seating will be under a tent and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Commencement Exercises will begin at 6:00 p.m.
*Please be advised that strollers will not be permitted under the tent during the ceremony. There will be an area provided to park strollers outside of the tent.


A professional photographer will be on hand to take each graduate’s photo; these photos will be available for purchase after the event. Check the MassBay website for more information in the days after Commencement. In addition, a dedicated setting will be provided for the graduates and their families to take personal photos after the ceremony.

Please be advised that MassBay Community College will be photographing our graduates before, during, and after the Commencement exercises. We reserve the right to use these images in our marketing campaigns.

For complete information and the latest updates on Commencement activities, please re-visit this page or call 781-239-3142.