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College Graduation Ceremony Dates - 2018

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 — May 27
Bryant University — Graduate May 17, Undergraduate May 19
Community College of Rhode Island — May 17
Johnson & Wales University — Graduate May 18, Undergraduate May 19  
Naval War College — June 15
New England Institute of Technology — May 6
Providence College — May 20
Rhode Island College — May 12
Rhode Island School of Design — June 2
Roger Williams University — Graduate May 15, Undergraduate May 19
Salve Regina University — Graduate May 17, Undergraduate May 20
University of Rhode Island — Graduate May 19, Undergraduate May 20

Things to Do While in Providence

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