Information for Parents

Tickets

  • The Commencement ceremony is a ticket-required event. Each graduate will be given 6 tickets for family members/friends.
  • There will be a limited number of additional tickets.  Graduates are asked to submit their name to a wait list to be considered for additional tickets, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students should contact Joyce.Erickson@becker.edu to be added to the ticket wait list.

Accommodations

Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
508.754.5789/800.344.2589

Comfort Inn Auburn
426 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
508.832.8300

Courtyard By Marriott
72 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
888.887.7948

Courtyard By Marriott
3 Technology Drive
Westborough, MA 01581
800.968.3014

Courtyard by Marriott
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
508.480.0015

DoubleTree Boston/Westborough 
5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581
508.366.5511/800.222.TREE(8733)

Fairfield Inn & Suites 
718A Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01508
508.832.9500

Hampton Inn 
736 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
774.221.0055

Hampton Inn
110 Summer Street
Worcester, MA 01608
508.757.0400

Hilton Garden Inn 
35 Major Taylor Boulevard
Worcester MA, 01608
508.753.5700

Holiday Inn Express
10-12 Johnson Street
Auburn, MA 01501
508.832.2500

Holiday Inn Express Worcester Downtown
110 Summer Street
Worcester, MA 01608
508.757.0400

LaQuinta Inn – Auburn/Worcester
446 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
508.832.7000

Quality Inn & Suites
50 Oriol Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
508.852.2800

Residence Inn by Marriott
25 Connector Road
Westborough, MA 01581
508.366.7700

Residence Inn by Marriott
503 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508.753.6300

Restaurants

111 Chop House
111 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.799.4111‎

Coral Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market
225 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA‎ 01604
508.755.8331

Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole
278 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.757.1450

Livia's Dish
1394 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01603
508.926.8861

Nuovo
92 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.754.7600

Surya Indian Cuisine
299 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.752.3700

Sweet
72 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.373.2248

Via
89 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
508.798.3474

Zipango Restaurant & Sushi Bar
270 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA‎ 01604
508.754.8047

Boynton Family Restaurant
117 Highland Street
Worcester, MA‎ 01609
508.756.8458

Dino’s Restaurant
13 Lord Street
Worcester, MA‎ 01604
508.753.9978

Sole Proprietor
118 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01609
508.798.3474

Nancy Chang Restaurant
372 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA‎ 01602
508.752.8899

Sahara
143 Highland Street
Worcester, MA 01609
508.798.2181

Sakura Tokyo
640 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA‎ 01603
508.792.1078

Driving Directions/Parking

From the North:
Sterling; Leominster; and Fitchburg:
Take Rt. 12 S. to Rt. 190 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Nashua, NH and Manchester, NH:
Take Rt. 3 S. to Rt. 495 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

From the Northeast:
Marlborough; Lowell; Lawrence; Haverhill; and Portsmouth, NH:
Take Rt. 495 S. Get off at Exit 25B. Take Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Lincoln; Salem; and Concord:
Take Rt. 95 S (Rt. 128 S) to I- 90 W (the Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495 N. Get off at Exit 25B. Take Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

From the East:
Wellesley; Newton; Cambridge; and Boston:
Take I-90W (Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Framingham; Natick; Westborough; and Shrewsbury:
Take Rt. 9 W all the way into Worcester. When you get to the Worcester line, “White City Shopping Center” will be on the left. Stay on Rt. 9 and proceed to your 8th set of lights. Take a left onto Major Taylor Blvd. At the 4th set of lights, the DCU Center is on your right.

From the Southeast:
Uxbridge; Woonsocket, RI; Pawtucket, RI; Providence, RI; and Warwick, RI:
Take Rt. 146 N to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Taunton; Attleboro; and Foxboro:
Take Rt. 495-N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Falmouth, Hyannis, Provincetown:
Take Rt. 6 W to Rt. 28 S towards Providence, merge onto Rt. 25 W and stay straight onto Rt. 495 N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

Norwood, Brockton; and Quincy:
Take Rt. 95 N (Rt. 128 N) to I-90 W (the Mass Turnpike West) to Rt. 495 N to Rt. 290-W. Get off at Exit 18. Follow signs to the DCU Center.

From the South:
Webster; Putman, CT; Plainfield, CT; Norwich, CT; and New London, CT:
Take Rt. 395 N. to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

From the Southwest:
Sturbridge; Southbridge; Harford, CT; and New York, NY:
Take I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

From the West:
Sturbridge; Southbridge; Harford, CT; and New York, NY:
Take I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

From the Northwest:
Barre; Athol; Orange; Greenfield; and Brattleboro, VT:
Take Rt. 122 S., remaining on until you reach Worcester. Rt. 122 S becomes Pleasant Street. Stay straight Pleasant Street. Tun left onto Main Street. Turn right onto Foster Street. Follow Foster Street until you see the DCU Center on your left.

From Local Airports:
Worcester Regional Airport, Worcester, MA:
Turn left onto Airport Dr. and follow Airport Dr. to the end, bearing right at the bottom of the hill. Take right onto Pleasant St. Follow Pleasant St. for about 3 miles until you come to a rotary. Take the 3rd exit off the rotary onto Highland St. Follow Highland St. for approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto Major Taylor Blvd. Follow Major Taylor Blvd. for approximately 0.1 miles, and the DCU Center will be on your right.

Logan Airport, Boston, MA:
Take the Sumner Tunnel to Rt. 93 S, to I-90 W (the Mass Turnpike West). Get off at Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT:
Take Rt. 91 N to I-90 E. (the Mass Turnpike East) to Exit 10 (Auburn). After the tollbooth, bear left at the fork. Take Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (there is a light). At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH:
Take Rt. 3 S. to Rt. 495 S. to Rt. 290 W. Get off at Exit 16. Take a right at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left.

TF Green Airport, Warwick, RI:
Take Rt. 95 N to Rt. 146 N to Rt. 290 E. Get off at Exit 16. Take a left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd set of lights (Major Taylor Blvd.), the DCU Center is on your left

Parking

There are several parking lots and garages near the facility including:

Major Taylor Blvd. Municipal Garage – 30 Major Taylor Blvd. on the corner of Major Taylor Blvd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. (formerly Central St.) off of exit 16 from Rt. 290. For more information, please call 508-792-0314. Attendants will be collecting a flat parking rate of $10 at the entrance of this parking garage. 

Commercial Street Garage – 201 Commercial St. – 508-791-7689

Dwight Foster Parking – 27 Waldo St. – 508-757-2703

Exchange Street Parking – 10 Exchange St. – 508-791-8586

First American Realty Parking – 100 MLK Jr. Blvd. (formerly Central St.) – 508-798-8844

Pearl-Elm Municipal Garage – 20 Pearl St. – 508-799-1463

Parking prices vary depending upon the event and time spent in garage.

Accessible Parking spaces are located around the facility at designated areas. Daily parking rates are in effect.

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