Please take a moment to look through this list of questions that are often asked regarding Commencement. Should you have questions that are not answered here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:00 pm
Each graduate will be issued five (5) digital tickets for admission to the commencement tent. There are no exceptions to this and no additional tickets available. Commencement ticket information was sent to graduates on May 3.
Additional guests are welcome to campus on graduation day and several alternate viewing options will be available for the live stream including the Academic Innovation Center Forum, and the Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center. The additional viewing areas do not require a ticket.
The ceremonies will be streamed to the Bryant website https://www.bryant.edu and the Commencement website https://commencement.bryant.edu and detailed communications will be sent leading up to the weekend.
Class of 2023 undergraduate diplomas will be distributed to graduates following commencement ceremonies.
Baccalaureate Service – Friday, May 19, 2023 at 4 p.m.
The Baccalaureate service is an interfaith ceremony of thanksgiving for graduates, families, and friends, led by Bryant chaplains featuring music, readings, and reflection. Students do not wear a cap and gown during this.
President’s Reception – Friday, May 19, 2023 at 5 p.m.
President Gittell welcomes all graduates, families, and friends to this special reception for the Undergraduate Class of 2023. Honorary degree recipients, trustees, faculty members, and staff will also be in attendance. This is an opportunity for graduating seniors to informally gather with professors and other members of the Bryant community who have played a part in their education. The reception concludes at 6:30 p.m. to permit graduates and their families to enjoy dinner off campus.
Students should arrive for procession lineup between the Unistructure and the Chace Athletic Center at 8:45 a.m. sharp on Saturday, May 20.
COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols will be announced closer to the event. For additional questions and information, please contact the commencement office at email@example.com or 401-232-6921
Reader cards are required to process and participate in the ceremony. They are used to call the graduate’s name on the day of the ceremony. Graduates will receive their reader card prior to commencement.
Bryant University will have the following special accommodations available at all commencement ceremonies:
- Assisted Listening Devices
- ASL Interpretation
- Wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms
- Accessible parking
For additional accommodations not listed above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21, 2023.
Yes. The university requires students to complete the application to graduate in Banner. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 7, 2023. For questions about applying to graduate, please reach out to the Registrar's Office at email@example.com
Students are expected to be moved out of their housing by 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023. For questions regarding move out, please reach out to the Residential Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.