Saturday, May 7, 2016
300 Arcand Drive
Congratulations to all Rivier students planning to graduate with the Class of 2016! When you receive your Rivier diploma, you will proudly join more than 19,000 alumni across the United States and the globe.
Information regarding Rivier’s 81st Commencement Exercises and other related activities during the Commencement week is listed below. Please continue to refer to this web page for all information and updates regarding Commencement.
Commencement exercises will be held at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. Graduation candidates should arrive by 8:30 a.m. to line up for the academic procession. Graduates enter through the east entrance (located at street level on the right hand side of the main entrance), and guests should enter using the main entrance.
As one of our newest graduates, you will become a member of the Rivier University Alumni Association and will be entitled to a variety of benefits and services offered by the Office of University Advancement. Click here to learn more.
St. Joseph the Worker Church
777 West Hollis St.
Nashua, NH 03062
Nursing Pinning Ceremony
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – 3 p.m.
Please arrive by 2:30 p.m. at the Church Hall
Graduate Hooding Ceremony - Registration and instructions
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – 7 p.m.
Please arrive by 6 p.m. at the Church Hall.
Baccalaureate Mass and Hooding Ceremony - Registration and instructions
Friday, May 6, 2016 – 6 p.m.
Please arrive by 5 p.m. at the Church Hall.
Additional Commencement Activities/Information:
Caps and Gowns
Cap and gowns can be purchased through the University bookstore.
**Your graduation fee does not include the cap and gown.**
2016 Regalia Prices
Associate/Bachelor's Cap and Gown Package: $35.00
Master’s Cap and Gown Package: $38.00
Doctoral Cap and Gown Package: $48.00
Associate/Bachelor's Hood: $26.00
Master’s Hood: $30.00
Doctoral Hood: $36.00
(Cap and Gown Package includes gown, cap and tassel)
|Guide to finding the correct hood:
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science-Nursing
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Science-Nursing
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Graduates are entitled to ten Commencement Announcements. Guests of the graduates are not required to have a ticket for entry into the Tsongas Center.
A mandatory graduation fee of $125 is charged to all students' accounts upon acceptance of the Petition to Graduate. Student account balances must be paid in full before diplomas are issued. Students can pay their graduation fee on their MY LEDGER in MyRiv.
Financial Aid Recipient Information
If you borrowed from the Stafford or Perkins Loan Programs, you must complete an EXIT interview.
An official photographer will attend Commencement to photograph all graduates as they receive their degree. You will receive information about this soon. If you do not hear from the photographer and wish to make arrangements to receive your photo, you may contact Commencement Photos, Inc., 1348 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876, (978) 851-5924.
Diploma and Transcripts
Diplomas will be given out at Commencement, immediately following the ceremony. All diplomas and all transcripts will be withheld until graduates have completed their EXIT interview paperwork and fulfilled all outstanding financial obligations to the University.
Important Phone Numbers
Office of the Registrar
Financial Aid Office