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Commencement Information

BCC's Commencement Ceremony will be held, rain or shine, on the Elsbree Street campus under a large tent Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 11AM and will be followed by a reception in the Commonwealth College Center (G Building) cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. All ceremony participants should arrive on campus at 9:15AM and check in at the Jackson Arts Center (H Building) lobby.

This page will be updated with dates, times, and other important information as it becomes available. So stay tuned!



Please plan accordingly for adverse weather conditions. Also note that part of the processional involves walking through the campus grounds. You will march through the tent on grassy areas; please wear appropriate shoes. High heels often sink into the grass while loose fitting shows could slip and slide.

Guests at Graduation

Seating for guests is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating outside of the tent.

Guests are asked to go directly to the tent to be seated in order to make the task of lining up graduates easier. Please follow the instructions of the ushers.

Commencement Photographs

In order to help you in planning the best way to capture commencement memories in photographs, please be aware of the following.

GradImages™ featuring GradTrak® is the official commencement photographer. An individual photograph of each graduate will be taken. A proof of the photograph will be mailed to you along with information on ordering copies and enlargements.

President Sbrega will be available for photographs during the reception in the Commonwealth College Center. Provide your own camera and bring someone to take the picture, or you may purchase a disposable camera from our bookstore.


One or more student organizations will be selling flowers on Commencement day on the campus grounds. We encourage you and your family to consider purchasing flowers from these students. Other vendors may be selling flowers outside the campus on the city streets, but please note that only student organizations will be allowed on the campus itself.


The Commencement Ceremony will be simulcast by FRCTV on channel 95. Fall River Cable subscribers can watch the ceremony live on Channel 95 beginning at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be rebroadcast frequently during the month of June; exact times will be posted on channel 95. In addition the ceremony will also be streamed live online at FRCMedia.

Accommodations for Disabilities

The Commencement Ceremony is accessible to persons with disabilities. The stage will be accessible by wheelchair and American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. If you or a guest require special assistance or services please contact Julie Jodoin at 508.678.2811, ext. 2568 pr by videophone (VP) at 508.689.7616.


Questions about your graduation status, incomplete grades, ineligibility to graduate, etc. should be addressed to the Records Office at 508.678.2811, ext. 2364. For all other questions, call Student Engagement at ext. 2222.


Contact Details

Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2240
Fax: 508.730.3255
Location: G110a
M-F 8am - 4pm

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