2023 Commencement

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2023 throughout the weekend of May 19–21, 2023, on the Kingston Campus.

This year, the traditional Main Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. on the Quad. President Marc Parlange will preside over the ceremony, which features the conferral of undergraduate and honorary degrees, Commencement speakers, and ceremonial traditions.

In addition, the Graduate School ceremony and the University’s eight colleges will hold individual ceremonies throughout the weekend where participating graduates will have their names announced, cross the stage, and have professional photos taken. Tickets are required to attend college ceremonies, and each graduate can invite up to eight guests.

guest ticket information

 Weekend Schedule

May 18
11amROTC Commissioning CeremonyEdwards Auditorium
3pmUniversity Academic Excellence AwardsEdwards Auditorium
May 19
5pmGraduate School CeremonyThe Ryan Center
May 20
10amMain Commencement CeremonyURI Quadrangle
12pmCollege of Arts and SciencesURI Quadrangle
3pmCollege of NursingKeaney Gymnasium
4pmCollege of Health SciencesThe Ryan Center
May 21
9amCollege of BusinessThe Ryan Center
11amAlan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional StudiesKeaney Gymnasium
12:30pmCollege of the Environment and Life SciencesThe Ryan Center
2:30pmCollege of PharmacyKeaney Gymnasium
4:30pmCollege of EngineeringThe Ryan Center

A portion of the 2023 Commencement Weekend (May 19-21) coincides with the Jewish Sabbath/Shabbat (sundown on Friday to an hour after sundown on Saturday). See information on accommodations.