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Commencement Update


We know that many of you are eager to hear the university’s plans for graduation. BSU’s highest priority continues to be the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

The Commencement committee continues to work closely with our campus health partners to offer a safe and memorable commencement experience for all graduates.  BSU will monitor and follow the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and state and local governments in order to make decisions about spring celebrations for May 2020 graduates as well as decisions related to May 2021 commencement ceremonies.

We anticipate sending our next communication on Commencement by no later than the end of February and will continue to update graduates and the campus community on the Commencement website ( as further updates become available. We understand that you may be eager to make travel arrangements soon, but we recommend avoiding nonrefundable travel at this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as guidelines for events and gatherings evolve.  Please direct any specific Commencement related questions to or

Congrats Class of 2020


Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Nearly 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students at Bridgewater State University completed their academic programs over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year and are being recognized for their accomplishments by the university until they are able to attend their own commencement. Read more »


Graduate student receiving his diploma from President Clark

Master's/CAGs/EdS Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021
students with their diplomas at undergraduate Commencement

Class of 2021 Bachelor's Degree Ceremonies

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Happy students at undergraduate commencement

Class of 2020 Bachelor's Degree Ceremonies

Saturday, May 22, 2021