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You Did It!
Take a moment to reflect on all you have accomplished, graduates. You've earned it.

A Commencement Note from Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., President

May 15, 2020

Dr. DiSalvo CommencementAs final exams and senior thesis presentations come to a close, many students look forward to the next step in their lives and careers as they approach the end of their current educational journey. We are so proud of our undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree candidates. While I don’t think any of us thought the semester would end in the middle of a pandemic, we should all take a moment to appreciate that our students, faculty, and staff rose to the challenge and persevered.

To help celebrate the Class of 2020, we have launched a new initiative called “Congratulate a Graduate.” We will share these messages on our website and social media.

Sharable banner graphics for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for our soon-to-be graduates, proud parents, guardians, and extended family members are now available.

The top question I have received over the past three months is related to rescheduling Commencement, as I have committed to hosting this momentous occasion in-person with all the pomp and circumstance the Class of 2020 deserves. We continue to await recommendations and requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and our local municipality regarding the regulations surrounding large gatherings. I hope to receive that guidance soon and then review options with the College’s Board of Trustees in June.


As the ceremonies would have been May 21 and 23, we will send congratulatory messages via social media and email on those dates and in the time that follows. Digital degrees will be available for download on June 6, 2020.

All graduating students will receive a special Class of 2020 congratulatory package in the mail. Students, we hope receiving this surprise will help bring smiles to you and your loved ones while recognizing your accomplishment.

Once again, congratulations to all members of the Class of 2020! Even though we’re not together on campus, it’s still a great time to be a Gull. 
Be well and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.
President

You may have other questions regarding the College’s coronavirus policies and procedures. Please take a look at our Coronavirus FAQs from the Bursar's Office and a more general COVID-19 FAQs.

 

This page will be updated as information about commencement becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

 

Make your mark on Endicott—literally! Reserve a commemorative brick on Alumni Walk. If you have any questions about making a reservation for Alumni Walk, please contact Sarah Earnest, director of annual giving, at 978-232-2042 or searnest@endicott.edu.

Alumni Walk

#GullGrad2020 Social Swag

Every college graduate and their family deserves to boast a little bit around Commencement. Why not do it with our Endicott-branded, Gull-approved social media graphics? We've got you covered—undergraduate, master's, and doctoral. 

Download Our Designs

Be sure to use the hashtag #GullGrad2020 to be featured on the College social media channels as we strive to honor our Class of 2020.

  • Facebook Frames

    To add a Commencement 2020 Facebook Frame to your profile picture:

    1. Go to your Facebook profile and click the camera icon over your profile picture
    2. Click the Add Frame tab
    3. Search for Endicott College
    4. Scroll down for Endicott College Class of 2020 and Proud of my 2020 Gull, available for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees 
    5. Reposition your profile picture and click Use as Profile Picture to finish the process
  • Post-worthy Graphics: Bachelor's
     Student
    Graphic design that reads "Class of 2020" with silhouettes of two Gulls and the Endicott College logo
    Family
    Graphic design that reads "Proud of my 2020 Gull" with silhouettes of a single Gull and the Endicott College logo

  • Post-worthy Graphics: Master's
     Student
    Graphic design that reads "Class of 2020, Master's" with silhouettes of two Gulls and the Endicott College logo
    Family
    Graphic design that reads "Proud of my 2020 Gull, Master's" with silhouettes of a single Gull and the Endicott College logo

  • Post-worthy Graphics: Doctoral
     Ph.D. Student
    Graphic design that reads "Class of 2020, Ph.D." with silhouettes of two Gulls and the Endicott College logo
    Ph.D. Family
    Graphic design that reads "Proud of my 2020 Gull, Ph.D." with silhouettes of a single Gull and the Endicott College logo
     Ed.D. Student
    Graphic design that reads "Class of 2020, Ph.D." with silhouettes of two Gulls and the Endicott College logo
    Ed.D. Family
    Graphic design that reads "Proud of my 2020 Gull, Ph.D." with silhouettes of a single Gull and the Endicott College logo 

Student success by the numbers

Student Success Stories

How do we quantify student success here at Endicott? It’s easy. Three internships plus professional development with the guidance of invested and connected faculty and advisors equals career-ready graduates eager to make an impact in their respective industries. The data speaks for itself but the stories are much more interesting to read.

76% Endicott graduates employed within 12-months of graduation
29% Endicott graduates land positions through internship sites or contacts
90% Graduates find employment related to their major

2020 graduates by the numbers:

Traditional Undergraduate Students

Of the students expected to graduate with a bachelor's degree:

  • 100% took an internship, nursing clinical, or education practicum
  • 100% completed senior thesis
  • 32% changed major after admission
  • 20% declared a minor
  • 12% were accepted to the honors program
  • 2% participated in an independent study

 Breakdown of degrees:

  • 78% Bachelor of Science
  • 14% Bachelor of Arts
  • 8% Bachelor of Fine Arts
Two female graduates posing with diplomas

2020 graduates by the numbers:

Graduate & Professional Studies Students

  • 84% are graduate students
  • 39% are based on Endicott's main campus, 31% are at offsite locations, and 30% are primarily online
  • 16% are adult undergraduate students

Breakdown of undergraduate degrees:

  • 56% Bachelor of Science
  • 31% Bachelor of Arts
  • 13% Associate in Science

Breakdown of graduate degrees:

  • 62% Master of Education
  • 25% Master of Business Administration
  • 9% Master of Science
  • 1% Master of Arts
  • 1% Doctor of Education
  • 2% Doctor of Philosophy
Male graduate holding diploma

Endicott Traditions

Find out how our Commencement traditions came to be.

Do you know why we wear robes to Commencement? Or what the elements on the College seal symbolize?

Endicott graduate wearing a cap that says "A World of Possibilities Awaits"