A Celebration of Our Graduates


Commencement Weekend

May 13 & 14, 2022

Update: High temperatures are predicted for Saturday and the Field House is expected to be hot. We are doing all we can to keep the Field House as cool as possible. Guests are encouraged to bring water and are welcome to bring personal cooling items such as hand-held fans/misters and ice packs. Additionally, we will have limited seating available in the Auditorium (that is air conditioned) where we will be livestreaming the event via project screen.

The 128th Commencement of Thomas College will take place May 13 and 14, 2022, and we are delighted to announce that this will be an in-person celebration for our students and their families.

Commencement Events

Honors Convocation: Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m.

  • Location: Harold Alfond Athletic Center
  • Honors Convocation recognizes undergraduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher at the time of Commencement, members of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, Veteran students who wish to be recognized, Marshals, Class Speakers, and the Thomas Scholar.

Class of 2022 Dinner: Friday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Location: Spann Student Commons
  • Seating for dinner is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Register for dinner here.

Commencement: Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

  • Location: Harold Alfond Athletic Center
  • Can’t make it in person? This event will be livestreamed. Tune in here.


Additional information will be linked below as it becomes available.


Seating is first come, first served with no limit on the number of guests a student may bring.

Mask Policy

Students and guests ages 5 and older must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test result within 72 hours prior to Commencement. Masks are required for all unvaccinated attendees ages 2-5 and recommended for all others.

Guest Policy

All guests must register for their Commencement Pass on our website. View more information and fill out the form here.


There is plenty of parking space when you arrive at Thomas for Commencement. Department of Safety & Security will direct you to the open lots when you arrive at either of the entrances to campus. All of the parking areas lead to the Alfond Athletic Center with uncovered paved paths. If you have any special needs, please contact Sue Goddard at 207.859.1362 or sue.goddard@thomas.edu.

Staff will be available to direct guests to the appropriate parking areas once you arrive to campus. In order to help with the flow of traffic we ask that you follow these guidelines:

·         Attendees approaching by West River Road northbound, may enter campus at the Vining Drive Entrance on the right.

·         Attendees approaching by West River Road southbound, may enter campus at the Main Entrance, Sheridan Drive on the left.

·         Attendees with VIP or reserved parking should enter campus at the Main Entrance, Sheridan Drive, and will be directed to the reserved parking areas.


For general inquiries, please contact Kelly Stevens at kelly.stevens@thomas.edu or 207-859-1362.

For questions regarding special needs or accommodations, please contact Sue Goddard at sue.goddard@thomas.edu or 207-859-1104.