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Commencement 2021

College leadership and the Commencement Committee have been busy reworking the previous plan set in place under the earlier guidelines from the Massachusetts Governor. The most recent guidance will now allow for one ceremony with a limited number of guests for the Class of 2021 Commencement on Saturday, May 22.
  • Under the new regulations, we will be moving ahead with the following changes.
    One ceremony for all members of the Class of 2021 at Hempstead Stadium (undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies).
  • Each graduating student will be able to invite up to two guests to attend in person. Two guest tickets will be unique to each student and will be non-transferrable to other students’ guests.
  • Each students’ ticketed guest(s) will be socially distanced on the field or bleachers in groups of up to two.
  • Live streaming will be available for additional family and friends who will not be able to attend in person.

Details regarding digital tickets, parking, COVID-19 policies, and more will be sent to the community as they are confirmed. We appreciate your patience as we quickly work to pivot our plans to celebrate the Class of 2021.

Commencement Speaker Virtual Address

We are thrilled to announce that Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent at CNN, will deliver a virtual address that we will stream for students and guests at Commencement.

Dana Bash is CNN's Chief Political Correspondent and Co-Anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the network's Sunday morning newsmaker show. Bash is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town hall specials. She also moderated CNN's first debate of the 2020 election cycle in Detroit, as well as the last Democratic Presidential Debate of the cycle held in Washington, D.C. Bash also anchored special coverage of Election Night in America surrounding the 2020 election, which lasted several days until CNN was the first to project Joe Biden as the winner. Bash is the winner of the National Press Foundation's 2019 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Read her full bio here.

Endicott College Special Rate: 10% Discount for Commencement  


Hampton Inn Salem 

Located in downtown Salem. Walk to all restaurants and shops. 

10­–15 minutes away from the Endicott Campus. 


Email to receive the discount code, then book online. Grab and go breakfast Included in the rates. Any accommodations questions, please reach out directly to, 978-306-7575.


Graduation Application Due April 15

If you have not yet filled out this application, you must do so by April 15 in order to receive your diploma and participate in Commencement. You still need to submit this application even if you are not planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony on May 22. All students must fill out the form, regardless of degree level.


Regalia, Military Cords, & Stoles of Gratitude

For undergraduate, professional studies, and master’s degree students.

Pick up at the Endicott College Bookstore starting May 1.

Shipping requests due by April 30.

  • Regalia is included in the graduation fee.
  • You do not need to pre-order/pre-size; the Bookstore orders a bell curve of sizes that they will distribute individually.
  • Distribution starts May 1 to students who have filled out the Graduate Application (see above).
  • It is best to pick up your regalia early to get the best size for you. However, if a size runs out more can be ordered, but this takes at least one full business day. Regalia pick up is available during regular Bookstore hours (Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.­–6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.­–5 p.m.), plus two Saturdays: May 1 and May 8 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • If you are unable to pick up at the Bookstore during these hours, you can request shipping for a $15 fee. All shipping requests must be sent via email to Bookstore Manager Lorie McMahon at now through April 30. Shipping requests will not be processed after April 30.

Stoles of Gratitude are available now at the Bookstore for $20. Worn during the Commencement ceremony, the stole carries the best wishes and sincere appreciation of the graduate. Following the ceremony, the graduate presents the stole to someone who provided extraordinary help or support. 


Military Honor Cords
Endicott College is pleased to honor, during the Commencement ceremony, those graduating students who are providing or have provided military service to the United States of America or will commission upon graduation. If you are graduating this year and are an honorably discharged U.S. veteran student, a currently serving U.S. military student (active duty, National Guard, or Reserves), or commissioning to serve upon graduation this year, you are authorized to wear a Military Honor Cord. For those eligible for military cords, they will be provided with your regalia upon pick up and can also be shipped with regalia upon request (see above for store hours and shipping deadlines.).


Doctoral students work directly with the Bookstore on ordering regalia, and have already been contacted.


Please call 978-232-2105 or email with any questions regarding regalia.



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.