Graduate Ceremony

Planning to Participate?

Don’t forget to register!

Graduate Student Registration

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 a.m.
Thomas M. Ryan Center

Congratulations, graduates!

A graduate degree is an achievement of the highest order. The University of Rhode Island is happy to celebrate this milestone with you and wishes you much success in the future. Thank you for thinking big!

Tickets are not required for The Ryan Center graduate commencement ceremony; however, there are other preparations to be made. Here’s a helpful graduate degree checklist to make sure you’re ready to walk. You should also be sure to review the procession information before the big day.

graduate student shaking hands with President Dooley


8:15 a.m.
Graduate Candidates assemble 
in academic attire for the ceremony.
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston Campus

9 a.m.
Graduate Exercises begin
 (tickets are not required for the graduate commencement ceremony)
Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston Campus

Post Ceremony (ceremony generally lasts 2-2.5 hours)
President’s Reception 
to honor all graduate students receiving their degrees, and their guests
Hope Commons, 19 Butterfield Road, Kingston Campus


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