Counting Down to Commencement

By Grant Catuna, Currier Times Staff///

Curry’s commencement is coming up Sunday, May 21st, and will once again be held at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. File Photo

MILTON — The Spring semester draws to a close and seniors are scrambling ahead of their final weeks as a student at Curry.
Many hope to finish their college career off strong but it can be difficult when simultaneously working, applying for jobs, and searching for a place to live post-graduation.

This ‘Commencement Checklist’ is made to help minimize added stress for graduating students. It includes all information that students should know ahead of commencement.

Degree Requirements
Graduating students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 with completion of all GEN-ED and major requirements. Students are allowed to walk if they are within four credits of the 120 credit requirement.

How to Acquire Your Cap & Gown
Cap & Gowns are available at the Curry College Bookstore now through Friday, May 12th. The prices are $65 for graduating students receiving their Bachelor’s and $75 for students receiving their Master’s.

Information regarding how to access and order tickets will be sent directly to students via email on Wednesday, April 15th.
Graduating students are allowed to order up to 18 seats (8 pavilion, 10 open air). Guests must either print out a physical copy of the ticket or have the proper QR code on their smartphone to enter Xfinity Center. Tickets are available for order until Thursday, May 18th.

When & Where
Commencement will be held at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, rain or shine, on Sunday May 21st. Check-ins are at 8:30 a.m, however, students are encouraged to arrive early to get into formation for the procession. It will begin at 9:30 a.m. and should be done at approximately 12 p.m. It’s important to note that dogs, balloons, and alcohol are not permitted at Xfinity Center for commencement so please refrain from bringing any of the above.

Commencement Rehearsal
There is currently no set date for commencement rehearsal, however, it will be held virtually in May. A link will be sent out to graduating students containing an outline of the ceremony as well as info for guests.

Parking at Xfinity Center
Parking is free and accessible parking is available for those with an appropriate handicap placard. Wheelchairs will be available at the gate for those who need it. It is important to note that the parking area is large and guests should plan accordingly to allow enough time to walk from the lot to the ceremony location.

Commencement Speaker

The commencement speaker this year is Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland. Ireland served as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (2010-2014) and is Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. This is Ireland’s second time as Curry College’s Commencement Speaker.

Other Info
For more information on Curry College’s Class of 2023 commencement, click here . You can also email or call 617-333-2289 with any questions regarding the ceremony.

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