Providence Commencement

2024 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2024! Please watch the AMAZING recap video above and check out the Videos & Photos page for more media and content.

Commencement is the formal ceremony that is held to recognize and honor degree candidates for graduation. These graduation ceremonies celebrate the traditional observances that accompany one of the highest rewards of academic achievement. Please refer to the Student Handbook to review the eligibility criteria for participation.

Commencement-related events are outlined below. Please use the menu links for detailed information and instructions; and visit for hotel and lodging options (rooms book quickly).

2024 Senior Week

  • Tuesday, April 30 to Friday, May 3
  • Held between the end of final exams and the day of commencement, this is a series of events for seniors to hang out with friends one last time while celebrating graduation. View the schedule and purchase a ticket and email with related questions.

2024 Senior Toast

  • Friday, May 3, 3:00-5:00 PM at The Wildcat Center (Lot F open for parking)
  • Undergraduate degree recipients and their guests are invited to campus for a complimentary celebration where they will join faculty and staff for a fun, memorable, and special moment. Light refreshments will be served and President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D., '92 will lead a champagne toast (proper ID required; non-alcoholic options available as well). Graduates are encouraged to wear their graduation gown and take photos!
  • Please fill out this RSVP form if you plan to attend and email with related questions. For reasons including venue capacity, this event is planned for on-campus undergraduate students only.

2024 Graduate Studies Commencement

2024 Undergraduate Commencement

Congratulate a JWU grad with a yard sign or poster:

yard sign example