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Kathleen Baer ‘79
Assistant Vice President for Engagement
(401) 865-2344

Deirdre Driscoll-Lemoine ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829

Shannon O'Neill '10G
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-1948

Danielle Gaboury
Senior Office Assistant
(401) 865-1091

For Media Inquiries Contact

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413

​2016 Commencement Weekend Schedule


Friday, May 13, 2016

ROTC Commissioning at 4:00 p.m.
War Memorial Grotto 
Contact the Department of Military Science at 401-865-2471 for details.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Academic Awards Ceremony at 11:00 a.m
Peterson Recreation Center
(enter via the Concannon Fitness Center)

Students receiving honors or awards are expected to attend.
All graduates and their families are invited to attend; tickets are not required.
Plan to be in your seat by 10:45 a.m.; the procession begins at 10:55 a.m.
The ceremony is approximately one and one-half hours in length.

Commencement Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Peterson Recreation Center
(enter via the Concannon Fitness Center)
  • All graduates must attend; an unlimited number of guests may attend.
  • Doors open at 3:00 p.m.; the procession begins at 3:40 p.m.
  • Late-arriving guests will not be seated until after the processional is completed.
  • An elevator is located in the lobby area of Peterson Recreation Center for guests with disabilities.
Family Reception at approximately 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  (following the Mass)
Slavin Center Lawn
  • All guests attending the Commencement Mass are invited to attend this reception.
  • No tickets are required.
  • Refreshments and light snacks will be available.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Commencement Exercises at 11:00 a.m.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. 
Dunkin' Donuts Center
Downtown Providence

  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • The procession begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.
  • The sequence for the conferral of degrees is as follows: undergraduate B.A., B.S.; School of Continuing Education; Graduate Studies Program; and Honorary Degrees.
  • Commencement Exercises generally conclude by 1:30 p.m.
Please contact the Office of College Events at or 401-865-2344.


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