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College Graduation Ceremony Dates – 2020

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 24
Bryant University — Graduate: Thursday, May 14; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 16
Community College of Rhode Island — Thursday, May 14
Johnson & Wales University — Graduate: Friday, May 1; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 23
Naval War College — Wednesday, June 24
New England Institute of Technology — Sunday, May 3
Providence College — Sunday, May 17
Rhode Island College — Saturday, May 16
Rhode Island School of Design — Saturday, May 30
Roger Williams University — Graduate: Friday, May 15; Undergraduate: Saturday, May 16
Salve Regina University — Graduate: Thursday, May 14; Undergraduate: Sunday, May 17
University of Rhode Island — Graduate: Saturday, May 16; Undergraduate: Sunday, May 17

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