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College Graduation Ceremony Dates – 2019

With eight college and university campuses located in Providence, the city is bustling during graduation season. Check out the list of commencement dates below from across all of Rhode Island and start to plan your visit to cheer on your grad.  

Brown University — Sunday, May 26
Bryant University — Graduate: Thursday, May 16; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 18
Community College of Rhode Island — Friday, May 17
Johnson & Wales University — Graduate: Friday, May 3; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 18
Naval War College — Friday, June 14
New England Institute of Technology — Sunday, May 5
Providence College — Sunday, May 19
Rhode Island College — Saturday, May 11
Rhode Island School of Design — Saturday, June 1
Roger Williams University — Graduate: Friday, May 17; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 18
Salve Regina University — Graduate: Thursday, May 16; Undergraduate: Sunday, May 19
University of Rhode Island — Graduate: Saturday, May 18; Undergraduate: Sunday, May 19

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