2017 Commencement Highlights
2017 Main Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 21st, 12:30 p.m.
Our Main Commencement Ceremony recognizes the achievements of all of our graduates in a single event on the URI Quadrangle. Student diplomas are not presented at the main ceremony. Undergraduate degrees are presented at the individual college ceremonies.
The ceremony will be streamed live on URI’s Livestream channel for people at home. On campus, the ceremony will be livecast in Edwards Hall, the Ram’s Den in the Memorial Union, Mackal Field House and Keaney Gymnasium. Viewing sites open at 11:30 a.m.
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Bachelor’s degree candidates assemble in academic attire on Lower College Road in areas that are designated for each college.
Bagpipes and 50th Class step-off
Bell tolls and procession begins. After the procession is complete, Commencement exercises will begin and run approximately 90 minutes.
Students are presented with their diplomas at their individual college ceremonies.