When you graduate from Assumption, you will step out into the world prepared to embark on a life of meaning and purpose. Assumption will become your alma mater continuing a lifelong relationship with the University that began on the first day of your freshman year.  

Recognizing the Class of 2024

Assumption University will celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2024 on Sunday May 12, 2024.

Schedule of Events:

Baccalaureate Mass for All Students: Saturday May 11, 2024, 5:00PM, Plourde Recreation Center, Assumption University Campus. 

Commencement Exercises (Undergraduates Only):   Sunday May 12, 2024, 10:00AM at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

Graduate School Commencement Exercises:  Saturday May 18, 2024, 10:00AM, Plourde Recreation Center, Assumption University Campus. 

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Celebrating the Conclusion of Your Journey at Assumption

Commencement is the culmination of your four years of study and work. The education that you have received will continue to nurture you and impact you throughout your life.

Critical intelligence will allow you to reason carefully, to recognize the complexities and paradoxes of the human condition and to recognize that you should not accept everything you hear or read at face value, that there are different sides to consider in every situation, and that the goal is to arrive at the truth. Thoughtful citizenship will require you to speak and act with wisdom, engaging in your civic responsibilities in a way that will advocate for the vulnerable in our society, keeping at the forefront the dignity of all human persons.  Compassionate service will distinguish you as an Assumption graduate – an individual with a burning desire to take what you have learned to contribute to the common good. 

Our society today needs individuals such as yourself who have developed a moral and ethical framework grounded in a Catholic worldview, who understand that policies, decisions, and actions devoid of values have negative consequences which will be detrimental to the common good.

Class of 2024

Prior Assumption Commencements

“What would you have advocated? What would you have done?”

Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated Washington Post columnist George F. Will, Ph.D., delivered what he called the “last Assumption lecture for which you will be a captive audience” to the Class of 2021 graduates on Sunday, May 9. Will urged the graduates to live in the present while also imagining the past. 

104th Commencement Ceremony

“It may sound simple enough … but to be truly free is not a simple matter,”

After a year of waiting due to gathering restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth, Assumption recognized the Class of 2020 during a combined Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 15. The Class of 2020, who received their diplomas last year after a virtual Conferral of Degrees ceremony, is the last to graduate under the name Assumption College as the institution transitioned to a University last summer. 

103rd Commencement Ceremony

“Influence others to greatness and lead with your soul”

Before a crowd of thousands, Robert Lewis Jr., chief executive officer of The BASE, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides athletic, education and career-building resources to enable student-athletes to pursue a university degree, shared his life story of struggle and achievement and inspired the Class of 2019 to live a life of meaning during the University’s 102nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 12, at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.

102nd Commencement Ceremony

"The satisfaction of the restless heart is in God."

The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, S.T.D. auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles addressed members of Assumption University's Class of 2018 imploring them to find and fill their lives with love, for with love at the center of one's life, one will use their acquired power and wealth in service to others in need.

101st Commencement Ceremony

Past Commencements