Guide to Graduation

Class of 2022

You Did It!

Congratulations on your extraordinary achievements!
We wish you all the best as you move forward to a very bright future!

2022 Commencement

Quincy College’s Spring 2022 Commencement will be held on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, 850 Hanock Street, Quincy, MA. A rain date of Saturday, May 21st, 2022 has also been reserved at the Stadium.

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 the exit interview if you received a Federal Direct Stafford Loan

Commencement Details:

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022

Rain Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium, 850 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170

Schedule of Events:

  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am Student Registration
  • 10:30 am – Registration Closed
  • 11:00 am – Commencement Ceremony Begins
  • 1:00 pm – Commencement Ceremony Concludes

Registration: Please report to the Barry Welch Soccer field located next to Veterans Memorial Stadium. All Graduates must be registered by 10:30 am.


  • All Guests must enter through Gate C
  • Guests can arrive beginning at 10:00 am.
  • There is no limit to the number of guests a graduate can have at the commencement ceremony.
  • There will be no tickets distributed and seating is first-come, first-served.


  • There will not be a secure area to leave personal belongings during the ceremony. Please plan accordingly.
  • Please come dressed and ready to walk in your cap and gown. There will not be an area in which to change or get ready.
  • Registration and the ceremony will be held on athletic fields. Please plan your footwear accordingly.
  • The Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed from the site below and on Quincy Access TV (QATV), Channel 8. Click HERE to watch Live.

Congratulations and look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 20, 2022.

For event information please contact 

Download the parking map here.

Click here to open Google Map directions to the venue.

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

Regalia is required for Commencement and will be available on both Quincy and Plymouth Campuses.

Quincy Campus

Barnes and Noble bookstore, Lower Level Basement of Presidents Place, 617-405-5952       

Pick-up Dates: April 19th through May 19th, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
* Evening pick up on Thursday, May 12th until 7:00 PM
* Saturday pick up on May 14th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Plymouth Campus

Front Desk Reception Area, 508-747-0400

Pick-up Dates: April 25th through May 13th, Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
* Evening pick up on Tuesday, May 3rd and Thursday, May 5th, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Online Ordering

Orders must be placed by Saturday, April 23rd. Shipping fees will apply.


Please Note: Students must pick up their own regalia and must present a photo ID at time of pick-up.

Commencement Guests

Guests will be admitted beginning at 10:00 AM. At this time, there is no limit to the number of guests a graduate can have at the commencement ceremony. There will be no tickets distributed and seating is first come first serve. Please Note: No noisemakers or balloons are allowed. 

In order to make Commencement 2022 an enjoyable event for all who attend, accessibility accommodations are available upon request. Please use this form to make your request.

Commencement Security and Safety Measures

Everyone attending Commencement must observe the following guidelines:

  • Graduates, faculty, and staff must arrive to the venue in their robes.
  • Attendees are not to leave any personal items unattended at the venue. 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 venue and they and their belongings may be subject to search.
  • 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 your guests.

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

Veterans Memorial Stadium

850 Hancock Street. Quincy, MA 02170

GradImages will be at the Quincy College Commencement. They will be photographing every student as they receive their diploma and also against a Quincy College backdrop. A passport-sized photo proof will be sent to you following commencement along with the opportunity to select from a variety of photo packages, with no obligation to purchase.

Make Sure To Tag Us in all of your Graduation Posts! #QC2022 #QCCommencement




Past Commencement Speeches

Message from David “Big Papi” Ortiz, former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox.

Ronald Mariano, House Majority Leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives Spring 2019 Commencement Speaker

Cleunisse Tamara DeBrito Spring 2019 Student Speaker

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

Quincy College 2021 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2021 Graduates! Click here for video.

Check out our Facebook page to view photos of Commencement 2021.

Download the 2021 Commencement Program

Go to QATV Channel 8 to view Quincy College Commencement 2021!

Quincy College Commencement 2021 in the News

Commencement 2021 in Patriot Ledger

Commencement 2021 Channel 5 WCVB

Commencement 2021 WGBH

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