There are four graduation dates per year during which diplomas are issued: December, January, May, and August. Commencement exercises are held at Framingham State University in May only. In order to participant in Commencement, graduate students must have completed all degree requirements including the Portfolio Requirement.

Students who have completed all degree requirements in the preceding August, December, or January, as well as by the appropriate date in May, are welcome to participant in the May Commencement.

Commencement Applications are due in the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center on the following dates:

July 1st For August graduation
November 1st For December graduation
March 1st For May graduation

Diplomas are generally received 8-10 weeks after a graduation date. Diplomas are mailed to the address listed on the Commencement Application, or to the site coordinator.

Degree information is not printed on the student transcript until after the graduation date has passed. Students requiring a letter of program completion before the graduation date can email the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center.