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Commencement Information

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Class of 2024 - you are almost done! We are looking forward to celebrating with you and your family and friends at commencement.

To ensure you have a successful experience, please check this page often - we post updates and information as it becomes available - and tell your family to check here too. Read your email (often time sensitive, deadline oriented, call to action), and follow @wentworthinstitute on Instagram where we share updates often.

There are multiple departments involved in your graduation experience and we are giving you a snapshot below of who to contact to ensure you receive a timely response.

  • Visit the registrar's graduation page for answers on how to apply to graduate, petition to walk and for diploma questions or email: courtm@wit.edu
  • Senior Social Events and Activities please contact: hancocka1@wit.edu
  • Commencement - Cap and Gown, Ticketing and Ceremony details please read the FAQ which is a comprehensive list of the most commonly asked questions curated from years of experience to helpm our soon to be graduates and their families. Can't find the answer - you can email the commencement team: commencement@wit.edu 

Ticketing - Wentworth provides each graduate with the opportunity to order up to 4 FREE guest tickets to the ceremony for family and friends. Our ticketing process is outlined in the FAQ. You can find information about the possibility of extra tickets, accessible seating, accommodations and more. 

Our ticket limit is set by an occupancy permit from the City of Boston to ensure the safety of our guests.

We understand you may need more tickets and if we can, we will do our best to support you. Guests must have tickets to attend. There is no standing room. There is no alternative campus space to watch. The event is available via livestream for those unable to attend.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  1. Jan 12

    Event: 100 Days to Commencement - Spring Graduate Celebration

    Are you graduating in April? If so, come to the 100 day countdown event on Friday, January 12 in Watson Auditorium from 7pm -9pm.  Questions, please contact hancocka1@wit.edu

  2. Feb 14

    DEADLINE: Spring Student Speaker Nominations

    Are you interested in being the student speaker at Spring Commencement? Do you know a student who would be a great speaker, nominate them? Complete this form by February 14 to be considered. Nominees will receive an email from Dean Kosses regarding the process once nominations close. 

  3. Feb 25

    DEADLINE: SPRING CAP AND GOWN ORDERS

    Spring Graduates - please order your FREE eco-friendly cap and gown. A detailed email was sent on 1-11-2024 with instructions and links to place your order. 

  4. Feb 26

    DEADLINE: Apply to Graduate or Petition to Walk for Spring Commencement

    Complete the application via the Leopardweb to be cleared to participate in the Spring 2024 Ceremony - more information can be found here on the registrar's webpage. The sooner you complete the application and are cleared, the sooner you will receive information on next steps.  Petition to Walk applies to those students not schedule for the spring. See webpage for more details.

  5. Apr 19

    Event: Senior Toast, Alumni Pinning and Mini Rehearsal

    On Friday, April 19 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm, students graduating in the Spring will receive their alumni pin, have a champagne toast and a brief walk through of what to expect on Saturday. Invitation and more information to follow.

  6. Apr 20

    Spring Commencement - Class of 2024

    Spring graduates will cross the stage in a heated tent and receive their diploma on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

    • Doors open for ticketed guests: 8:00am
    • Processional: 9:20am
    • Ceremony: 9:30am
    • Post Ceremony Reception and Photos: 11:00am - 12:00pm

    (All times listed are approximate. Please plan your post commencement activities accordingly.)

     

  7. Apr 21

    DEADLINE: Spring Senior Housing Move Out

    All Spring 2024 Graduates must be moved out of their on-campus rooms by 12:00pm. More details are in the FAQ.

  8. May 01

    DEADLINE: SPRING 2024 Graduates Careers Outcome Survey

    The co-op experience is an essential part of the Wentworth education model. Please complete the career outcomes survey here. 

  9. May 09

    Event: 100 Days to Commencement - Summer Graduate Celebration

    Save the date - more details will be posted in the spring.

  10. Jun 24

    DEADLINE: Apply to Graduate or Petition to Walk for Summer Graduation

    Complete the application via the Leopardweb to be cleared to participate in the Summer 2024 Ceremony - more information can be found here on the registrar's webpage. The sooner you complete the application and are cleared, the sooner you will receive information on next steps.  Petition to Walk applies to those students not schedule for the summer. See webpage for more details.

  11. Aug 17

    Summer Commencement - Class of 2024

    Save the date! Summer graduates will cross the stage and receive their diploma on SATURDAY, August 17, 2024. (The 2024 ceremony is on SATURDAY - not SUNDAY)

    Due to the size of our summer cohort, there will be two sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Once the application process has closed, we will be able to determine the exact time and which schools will participate in the sessions. Details will be posted here.

  12. Aug 18

    DEADLINE: Summer Senior Housing Move Out

    All Summer 2024 Graduates must be moved out of their on-campus rooms by 12:00pm. More details are in the FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the questions that we anticipate our students and families may have related to commencement.

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Celebrating the Class of 2024 Spring Commencement

Celebrate the Class of 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony

Download this image to announce your upcoming graduation to family and friends

Download Announcement Card

 

Gifts and Photos for the Graduate

Order yours today! With supply chain challenges and to ensure you have a gift for your graduate, we recommend pre-ordering.

Wentworth Bookstore – order your diploma frames and Wentworth branded items here 

Jostens - Class Rings, announcements and other keepsakes

The Commencement Group -- pre-order gifts to pick up the morning of commencement

Grad Images  The official ceremony photographer for Wentworth's commencement ceremonies. They will take professional portraits of your student during the event for purchase. Please see the FAQ section for more details or visit them online.

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Where to Stay

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The Inn at Longwood is offering a room block for April and August visitors attending commencement.

Make Spring Reservations Here  - reserve by March 20, 2024 or call the Hotel's reservation line at 1-800-468-2378 or 617-731-4700 and use Group Code WITS0424

Make Summer Reservations Here - reserve by July 17, 2024 or call the Hotel's reservation line at 1-800-468-2378 or 617-731-4700 and use Group Code WITS0824

Lodging nearby - many within walking distance - be sure to check Groupon and other sites for best rates: