Commencement Information

2020 Commencement Exercises

Commencement Ceremony

A Commencement Message From President Mooney

 Congratulations Class of 2020 - you've done it!
You deserve to celebrate - it's your graduation day!
President Mooney would like to share a special
message with you today.

Join the Franklin Pierce Community, from all corners of the globe, for a Virtual Commencement Ceremony and Watch Party in celebration of the Class of 2020 on Saturday August 8th, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT.

This event will recognize and honor 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 Masters 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. More information will be shared in the coming weeks

Order of Events for the Virtual Commencement for the Class of 2020
  • Scottish Pipes
  • Invocation
  • National Anthem
  • President’s Welcome
  • Trustee Remarks
  • Valedictorian Speeches
  • President’s Awards
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • Welcome to the Alumni Association
  • Alma Mater
  • 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!