As we have promised the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021, Becker College will hold its Commencement on May 8 at the DCU Center. The ceremony, which marks the institution’s 232nd and 233rd Commencements, will be divided into two ceremonies to ensure the health and safety of attendees. A 10 am ceremony will include graduates from the School of Design & Technology, Master of Fine Arts graduates, and graduates from the School of Graduate & Professional Studies. A 3 pm ceremony will include graduates from the School of Human & Animal Health (SHAH). Graduates will be allowed to invite four guests to the ceremony.
Pre-registration will be required; more detailed information will be forthcoming. Students are urged to check their Becker email and the website.
While this Commencement ceremony may be bittersweet not only for our graduates, but also for the faculty and staff who have called Becker home for many years, I urge us to look forward to it as a time for celebration. For more than two centuries, the many iterations of Becker College over the years—Leicester Academy, Becker’s Business College, Leicester Junior College, and Becker Junior College—have educated people who have gone on to achieve great professional and personal success.
So, too, will it be with the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. Becker’s legacy, mission, core values, and education have served to transform you and build the foundation for your respective futures. I have full confidence that the work that you have done here will be carried forward and will always be a part of you.
I look forward to gathering as a community and celebrating your great achievement!
Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.
To order your cap and gown, please complete this order form: https://forms.gle/x1UjovraYSY6sNxNA.
If you are not attending the Commencement ceremony on May 8 but wish to order a cap and gown as a memento, please fill out the form as well.
For all students who live locally, you have the option to do curbside pickup at the Worcester Campus.
Caps and gowns are not in stock yet. You will receive an email with pickup instructions once caps and gowns are available; please do not head to the bookstore prior to receiving the confirmation email!
For students who do not live locally, you have the option to have your cap and gown shipped directly to you. Please ensure that you input an accurate shipping address into the order form so that your package is not returned to us. With Commencement quickly approaching, we may not have time to re-deliver packages that are returned due to an invalid address.
For orders being shipped, you must complete the order form by Wednesday, April 28, at 12 noon. All orders after this time will need to be picked up.
If you are graduating with honors, your gold tassel will be included with your cap and gown package.
Set your GPS for:
The DCU Center | 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
We recommend that you park in the Worcester Municipal Parking Garage – a short walk from the DCU Center. The garage is located at 30 Major Taylor Blvd. on the corner of Major Taylor Blvd. and MLK Jr. Blvd. It is off exit 16 from Rt. 290. For more information, contact 508.792.0314. There is a minimal charge for parking.
Additional parking can be found at area lots and garages:
Commercial St. Garage | 201 Commercial St. | 508.791.7689
Dwight Foster Parking | 27 Waldo St. | 508.757.2703
Exchange St. 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/lot.
AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester | 125 Front St. | 774.420.7555
Beechwood Hotel | 363 Plantation St. | 508.754.5789 |
Courtyard by Marriott Worcester | 72 Grove St. | 508.363.0300
Hilton Garden Inn | 35 Major Taylor Blvd. | 508.753.5700
Type in “Downtown Worcester, MA.”
Holiday Inn Express Worcester Downtown | 110 Summer St. | 508.757.0400
Homewood Suites at Hilton Worcester | 1 Washington Sq. | 508.755.1234
Quality Inn & Suites | 50 Oriol Dr. | 508.852.2800 |
Residence Inn by Marriott | 503 Plantation St. | 508.753.6300