Congratulations to all Franklin Pierce University students planning to graduate! When you receive your diploma, you will proudly join more than 20,000 Franklin Pierce alumni across the United States and the World.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 a.m.–2 p.m. Commencement Fair, Rindge students, Spagnuolo Hall
All students should order their cap and gown by 4/6/18.
See more details about your cap & gown
Friday, May 4, 2018
3:15 p.m.- Rindge Students line up in front of the Fieldhouse with cap and gown
3:30 p.m.- Honors Convocation for Rindge students, Fieldhouse
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
5:00 p.m.- CGPS Honor Inductees, Manchester Center, Manchester, NH
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.- CGPS Graduation Reception will be in the Manchester Center, Manchester, NH.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Class of 2018 Senior Send-Off Festival in Senior Village
8:00 p.m. - Residence Halls Close
Friday, May 11, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Senior Brunch, Sodexo Dining Services
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Rehearsal for Rindge Students,
DiGregorio Parking Lot (Commencement Venue)
1:00 p.m. – Hooding Ceremony for CGPS DPT students, Fieldhouse
1:00 p.m – 3:30 p.m. – Senior Clean Out for Rindge Students
4:00 p.m. – Baccalaureate for Rindge students, Fieldhouse
*Students should line up outside the Fieldhouse at 3:45 p.m. with their cap and gown.*
6:00 p.m. – Honorary Degree Recipient Dinner (Marulli/President's Area)
9:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. - Senior Fire for Rindge students
Saturday, May 12, 2018
8:30 a.m.- Students arriving from off campus line up at Marcucella Hall
9:00 a.m.- Students on the Rindge campus line up at Marcucella Hall
10:30 a.m.- Commencement Ceremony.
12:30 a.m.- Family Reception (Library Courtyard)
Plan your trip to the Rindge Campus.
Traffic flow for commencement is one-way through campus.
Commencement is a “rain or shine” ceremony with outdoor seating each year at Franklin Pierce. Please know that the University monitors the weather daily leading up to Commencement. Given the forecast for cold and rainy weather on Saturday, it is suggested that everyone dress appropriately, including sensible shoes. A limited supply of rain ponchos and umbrellas will be available for guests attending.
Family members or friends attending the ceremony who prefer to be indoors are encouraged to attend a Live Webcast set up in two locations on campus: Franklin Pierce Field House and Spagnuolo Hall. The Live Webcast is also available for anyone unable to attend in person.
Please check this section for the most current weather-related updates and for the link to the Live Webcast. We welcome service dogs only at both indoor and outdoor locations.
Photos taken right after walking off the stage with diploma. Order photos of your graduate from our partner, Grad Images.