It's time to celebrate!

Bristol's 2024 Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 11 a.m., under the college’s solar canopies at the Bristol Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street.

Commencement 2024 Recap

Full Commencement Ceremony Video

View Bristol's 2024 Commencement Ceremony right here on this page, or on our Facebook and Youtube profiles.

Post-Event Information

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

GradImagesTM is the official commencement photographer. An individual photograph of each graduate will be taken. A proof of the photograph will be emailed to you along with information on ordering copies and enlargements. You may view your photos on their website at


Valedictory and Honorees

Valedictorian: Aimee M. Rodrigues ‘24.
Salutatorian: Ryan Phillip Ribeiro ‘24.
Grand Marshal: Donna Davis.
Last Lecture: Joyce Adler Fernandes, M.Ed., Professor of Communication.
Distinguised Citizens: John K. Bullard, Richard B. Wolfson.
Honorary Degree: Maria Lawton.

Read full biographies for Bristol's 2024 Valedictory and Honorees at the link below.



Celebrate Class of 2024

The day is finally here and it’s time to celebrate! Here are a few ideas that may help. 

Use #BristolGrad24 on the Big Day

Share your photos and proud moments using #BristolGrad24 on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to tag us so we can share, too!

Instagram GIFs and Effects

Use our new Instagram GIFs and Effects to celebrate Commencement 2024!


Degrees and certificates will be mailed to the address you provided on your graduation application and should be received within one month after the ceremony.

If you are a December 2023 graduate, you should have already received your diploma.


Questions about your graduation status, incomplete grades, ineligibility to graduate, etc. Should be addressed to the Registrar’s Office at 774.357.2364.