Adult Education Graduation

Congratulations on achieving your high school credential! Bristol Community College would like to invite you to celebrate your accomplishment by participating in the Thirty-Second Annual HiSET Graduation on Monday, June 5, 2017. Please read the following instructions carefully. 


The graduation ceremony will be held at Bristol's main campus in the Commonwealth College Center located in the G building at 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River,

Massachusetts 02720. The event will take place on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7 p.m. You should arrive on campus at 6 p.m. and check in with graduation registrars in the G building lobby, then report to the Fitness Center for graduation line up.

Guests are asked to go directly to the Commonwealth College Center to be seated in order to make the task of lining up graduates easier. Please follow the instructions of the ushers. Seating for guests is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children, however, will not be able to sit with graduates, so please plan for supervision.

Commencement Photographs 

President Douglas invites you to have your photographs taken with him after the ceremony. We ask that you provide your own camera and bring someone to take the picture.


The Adult Education ceremony will be made available by Fall River Community Television on channel 95 during the month of June; exact times will be posted on channel 95.

Disability Accommodations 

Requests for accommodations for graduates and/or guests should be made in advance when calling to RSVP at 508.678.2811, ext 2270. There is a wheelchair ramp to the stage for handicapped graduates and there is reserved seating available for guests with disabilities.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters will be on stage translating. If you or your guests require Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) or an Assistive Listening Device (ALO), please contact Julie Jodoin at, at ext. 2568 or by videophone (VP) at 508.689.7616.

*To be included in the ceremony, you must call to reserve your place by Friday, May 19, 2017 the latest.

Please be sure to contact our office at 508-678-2811 extension 2270 to confirm your participation in the Thirty-Second Annual Adult Education Graduation. During this call we will verify the correct spelling of your name and inquire about handicap seating/services.

Cap and Gown 

You must pick up your mandatory cap and gown at the bookstore in the Commonwealth.

College Center in G building on the main campus at 777 Elsbree Street Fall River, Massachusetts 02720 beginning Friday, May 12th. You must bring a photo ID and gown fee of $35.00. The Bristol Bookstore accepts cash, credit/debit card, and personal checks as acceptable methods of payment. All items must be picked up before Friday, June 2nd by 5 p.m.