Guide to Graduation

Regalia & Tickets

Regalia & Tickets will be available for pickup between 5/6-5/17/19.

Each graduate will receive up to 5 guest tickets.

2019 Commencement

Quincy College’s Spring 2019 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at South Shore Music Circus.

Graduates must pick up their guest tickets and regalia prior to commencement (see details below). Tickets and regalia will NOT be available at commencement.


All graduate applicants should be aware that to participate in the Commencement Ceremony you must have met all of the requirements:

  • Completed all academic degree requirements
  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Paid the Commencement fee
  • Settled all balances with the Business Office/Library*
  • Completed an exit interview if you received Federal Student Loans


Commencement Tickets: You are allowed up to 5 guest tickets for Commencement. These will be available in the college bookstore; Barnes and Noble on both Quincy and Plymouth campuses during the dates and hours listed below.

Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 17th
Quincy Hours: Monday- Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm; Friday 8:30am-2:00pm; Saturday, May 11th Only 9:00am-1:00pm
Plymouth Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm; Friday 8:30am-2:00pm

Students must pick up their own tickets and must present a photo ID at time of pick-up. Regalia with also be picked up at this time.

Barnes & Noble Quincy Campus:
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Barnes & Noble Plymouth Campus:
36 Cordage Park
Plymouth, Ma 02360

Graduates must pick up their guest tickets and regalia prior to commencement (see details below). Tickets and regalia will NOT be available at commencement.


The 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held at the South Shore Music Circus on Friday, May 24, 2019, beginning at 10:00am. Guests will be admitted at 9:15am and must present a commencement ticket for entry. No tickets will be available on Commencement Day.

Commencement Tickets: See Graduation Ticket & Regalia Pick-Up information above. Students must pick up their own tickets and must present a photo ID at time of pick-up.

On Commencement Day, Friday, May 24, 2019. Graduates should report to the South Shore Music Circus at 9:00am. Upon arrival graduates will be directed to the appropriate area for registration and robing. There will not be a secure area to leave personal belongings during the ceremony, so please plan accordingly.

Honor cords will be distributed on the day of commencement to students exemplifying outstanding academic achievement. Students will be notified upon check in.

College ushers will direct your family and guests to the appropriate seating for the ceremony. Please note: No strollers, noise makers or balloons are allowed inside the tent.

Commencement Photos, Inc. will be at the Quincy College Commencement. They will be photographing every student as they cross the stage to receive their diploma. Order forms will be sent to your home address approximately 4 week prior to the ceremony. You can order photos online at: with the secure ID number found on your order form. For more information about purchasing photography packages, contact Commencement Photos, Inc. at or visit their website:


With hundreds of people expected to attend the Quincy College Commencement, in an effort to maximize the safety and security of all who attend the graduation event, the College is instituting security measures at the South Shore Music Circus.

Everyone attending Commencement must observe the following guidelines:

  • Graduates, faculty, and staff must carry their robes into the South Shore Music Circus and then dress in designated assembly areas;
  • Attendees are not to leave any personal items unattended at the South Shore Music Circus. Personal items may not be left to save seats. Please be sure to keep personal items in your possession at all times;
  • All attendees will be required to go through a security check upon entering the South Shore Music Circus and they and their belongings may be subject to search. This process will be repeated each time anyone leaves and reenters the South Shore Music Circus;
  • If you observe any activity that appears to you to be suspicious, please report it immediately to one of the Police officers present.

Graduates, please convey this information to any family and friends who may be attending your Commencement.

Your cooperation with these measures, which are designed with everyone’s safety in mind, is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Diplomas will be mailed to the graduates’ permanent mailing address on file. If you would like to pick up your diploma in person, you may do so at the Quincy Campus Registrar’s Office starting Monday, June 3rd. A photo ID is required at the time of pick up. Please note that not all diplomas may be ready for pick up due to back orders. Please contact the Registrar’s Office prior to pick up to ensure that your diploma is ready and available when you arrive.

If you are unable to pick up your diploma at the Registrar’s Office, please email Jenny Chan at for mailing arrangements.


130 Sohier Street
Cohasset, MA 02025
781-383-9850, the South Shore Music Circus website

The South Shore Music Circus offers on-site parking adjacent to the venue, but carpooling is recommended. Please adhere to the parking regulations on-site.


Take Route 3 to exit 14, Route 228 north. From Route 228 take Route 3A south to Sohier Street. The circus is 3/4 mile on the right.


Take Route 3 north to exit 14 (Route 228). Take a right off the exit onto Route 228. Follow Route 228 approximately 7 miles to the intersection of Route 3A. Take a right onto Route 3A south through Hingham and into Cohasset. Take a left onto Sohier Street (just past the Mobil gas station). The Music Circus parking lot entrances are approximately ½ mile down on the right.

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Past Commencement Speeches

Marianne Peak Spring 2018 Commencement Speaker

Steven Martin O Broin Spring 2018 Student Speaker

Carmen Mariano, Ed.D 2017 Spring Commencement Speaker

Jacqueline Polanco-Ramirez 2017 Spring Commencement Student Speaker

Kenneth Ansin 2016 Spring Commencement Speaker

Marion Mukundane 2016 Spring Commencement Student Speaker

Daniel O’Neill 2015 Spring Commencement Speaker

Dan O’Neil 2015 Spring Commencement Speech

Senator Edward J. Markey 2014 Spring Commencement Speech

Cheryl Bartlett 2014 Winter Commencement Speech

Steve Sweeney 2013 Spring Commencement Speech

Dr. Wayne Westcott Winter 2013 Commencement Speech

State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump Spring 2012 Commencement Speech

Tom Clasby Winter 2012 Commencement Speech

Henry Rubin Spring 2011 Commencement Speech


Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400


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