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The Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022 and will be held outside on Fiske Quad rain or shine. New England weather can change quickly so please check the forecast on Saturday and dress for the weather. We have experienced all kinds of weather on Commencement day so please plan accordingly. No tickets are required to attend the Commencement Ceremony.

We ask that guests plan on arriving on campus after 9:30 am on May 7th so the team can complete final preparations. Information on event parking, commencement details and other information are provided in the links to the right. Take a moment to review this information so you are prepared for the day.

The Commencement livestream link will be available on this page Friday, May 6th. The ceremony will begin at 12:15 pm with the procession of the graduates from the Spaulding Gymnasium down Appian way onto Fiske Quad. The ceremony should conclude by 3:30 pm. Graduates are expected to stay for the entirety of the ceremony.

At this time masks will be encouraged for events held outside on campus. Mask are required for ALL events on Friday, May 6th in the Redfern Arts Center - Nurse Pinning, Honors Convocation and Graduate Ceremony.

On May 7, the Keene State College campus will be open to only Commencement attendees, and will re-open again to the public at 5 pm.

Keene State College Commencement Planning Team

Commencement COVID Disclaimer

Keene State College remains committed to providing a safe environment for the students, faculty, staff, surrounding community and visitors to campus. We continue to follow all government mandates, monitor regulations and local cases to inform our policy and keep events as safe as possible. While there are no current federal, state or local government mandates in place, everyone that enters the Keene State College campus for the Commencement ceremony will be encouraged to wear a face mask or covering.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid situation, and as such, we cannot guarantee that guests attending the ceremony will not contract COVID-19 or some variant thereof. Attending the ceremony is a personal choice and it is the guest’s choice to wear a mask or not. At this time the college will not require mask use, proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test to attend the ceremony. Please note that government mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change at any time, so please be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Updated on April 29, 2022

Future Ceremonies

  • Commencement 2023 will take place on May 6, 2023.
  • Commencement 2024 will take place on May 4, 2024.
  • Commencement 2025 will take place on May 10, 2025.

Questions about Commencement?

If you have questions about Commencement, please email or call 603-358-8500.