Commencement Information

2020 Commencement Exercises

2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

 Congratulations Class of 2020 - you've done it!

The Commencement ceremony was live-streamed from the
Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication on
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

This event recognized and honored all graduates from the Class of 2020, including our residential or commuter students from the Rindge campus, our online students who have earned an Associates, Bachelors or Master's degree, and our Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Physician Assistant Studies. In addition, the class of 2020 will be invited back to participate in our next on the ground commencement ceremony.  

For those who missed the livestream or would like to watch the ceremony again, it has been recorded in its entirety and is viewable on demand below!

Click here to view a PDF of our 2020 Commencement Ceremony Virtual Commencement Ceremony Program.

Thank you for joining us for this unique and special occasion as we came together as a community to celebrate the class of 2020 and all their achievements!

Join us in continuing the celebration by posting on your own social media by using the hashtags #FPU2020 and #RavensTakeFlight!

Order of Events for the Virtual Commencement for the Class of 2020
  • Traditional Scottish Pipes  by Campbell Webster
  • Invocation  by Derek Scalia
  • National Anthem  sung by Emma Gelinas ’20
  • Welcome  by Dr. Kim Mooney ’83, President
  • Trustee Remarks  by Frederick W. Pierce, Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Valedictorian Speeches  by Rebekah Hazleton and Leah Varney
  • Presentation of President’s Awards Presented by Dr. Kim Mooney ’83
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • Graduates’ names read by Robert Hannings
  • Franklin Pierce University Alma Mater  sung by Emma Gelinas ’20
  • Closing Remarks
  • Virtual Gauntlet

Please contact Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Andrew Pollom, at   if you have questions or need further assistance.


Thank you to all who were able to join us on the Rindge Campus and through our Live Webcast for the 2019 Ceremony!

See a time-lapse of the event to the right!