Andrew Klein

Vice President for Student Affairs and Retention
Student Life
(508) 849-3313


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Commencement Weekend 2021

Congratulations on your upcoming commencement! We have planned several smaller on-campus ceremonies by cohort rather than one large ceremony, in keeping with anticipated public health guidelines. As plans are subject to Massachusetts COVID-19 policies, please be sure to check your AMCATS email often for updates.

Use #AMCATS2021 on social media to post photos and other notes during this exciting time in your life!

More Information

Class of 2020 Commencement Weekend RSVP
Baccalaureate Mass
Commencement Ceremonies
Cap & Gown Information
International Guests
Commencement Press Release Form
Professional Photos
Hotels and Restaurants in the Local Area

Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 22, 2021 
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

Baccalaureate Mass is a Catholic liturgy, celebrating the Sacrament of the Eucharist and graduating students.  All members of the Anna Maria College community and their guests are invited to attend the Mass, regardless of faith.  Reservations may be required for our planning purposes – details TBA. 

Commencement Ceremonies

Please see details below for your cohort’s commencement date and time.  All events will take place outdoors on the Anna Maria College campus, and each ceremony will be no more than two hours long.  Please note, guests will be limited to allow us to hold in-person ceremonies in compliance with Covid-19 protocols. Handicap seating will be available, but may be limited.  Details about guest allowances and seating will be provided closer to graduation, in accordance with the state’s maximum capacity for outdoor events.  Our current estimate is that each graduate will be allowed two guests, we will work to increase that if Massachusetts protocols allow us to do so safely.  We anticipate that we will ask you to register your guests, rather than issuing tickets. 

Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Class of 2021 All Master’s/CAGS 

Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Class of 2021 – Bachelor’s of Arts (all majors (including Health Administration) except Health Science), Bachelor’s of Music 

Class of 2021 – Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Digital Marketing, Marketing Communications, Sport Management 

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Class of 2021 Bachelor’s of Arts in Health Science, Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Emergency Leadership, Emergency Management, Fire Science, Forensic Criminology, Health and Community Services, Nursing, Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety, Paramedic Sciences.

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Class of 2020All Master’s/CAGS and All Bachelor’s   

Cap & Gown Information

If you are attending Commencement, academic attire (cap, gown and hood) is required.  Order online at our vendor’s website. If you have questions about your order, please email  Please note the following order deadlines: 

Full-time Bachelor Students (Resident, Commuter, Hybrid & Remote): Order by 2/22/2021.  On-campus students will pick up at Cap & Gown Days, March 29-31,  time and location TBA.  Full Remote students will receive academic attire by mail. 

Master, CAGS, Continuing Education and Online Students: Order by 4/1/2021. You will receive your academic attire at the address listed on your order form by mail.  

Click here for a guide on how to properly wear your academic attire
Click here for Instructions for Wearing your Academic Hood 

International Guests

If you have International guests attending Commencement who require a letter of certification for their visa application please email the You will then receive a confirmation of your graduation to provide to your guests for their visa application.

Professional Photos

Grad Images will be taking professional photos at Commencement. All graduating students will receive a letter in the mail before graduation, containing a unique ID # to use when ordering photos. If you do not receive your unique ID # by May 12, please call the photographer at 1-800-845-3686. To access the professional photos taken at Commencement, please visit

2019 Commencement Highlights