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Guide 86th RTT Graduation Ceremony
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The Graduation Ceremony will be held October 21, 2021 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the graduation ceremony will start promptly at 9 a.m.
Those interested are able to watch the graduation ceremony live hosted on the Massachusetts State Police's Facebook page.
Masks are mandatory for all of those that will be attending this event. Please refer to the City of Worcester's policy.
Those that do not feel well or are sick, we ask that you stay home.
Social distancing is recommended at this event.
Those attending are encouraged to RSVP to receive communications about any changes to attendance, requirements, or scheduling.
This graduation ceremony will be hosted at the DCU Center located in Worcester, MA.
While the DCU Center doesn't operate any on-site parking, it does maintain a list of nearby parking opportunities on their website.
Visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the DCU Center's Safety and Visitor Policies to ensure easy access to the event. Those attending may be subject to search upon entering the venue and guests will be turned away if they're in possession of prohibited articles. According to the DCU Center, no outside food or beverages are allowed inside. The DCU Center maintains a No Bag Policy with the exception of small wristlets (with a maximum size of 5x5 inches), medical bags, diaper bags which will be subject to search prior to entry.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, those who are symptomatic or who have concerns over exposure should stay home. As stated by the DCU Center, visitors should stay home if they:
- Are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as fever, a sore throat, chills, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting)
- Have been in close contact with an individual diagnosed or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days
- Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a healthcare provider or public health official
- Are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
This event will require the following of local, state, and venue masking requirements.
Visitors can check the status of local masking requirements on the City of Worcester's website.
Additional Resources for Venue Information
The DCU Center is conveniently located near the MBTA Union Station commuter rail station. Information on commuter rail schedules and rail fares can be found on the MBTA's website.
If parking at Union Station, Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) operates a free downtown shuttle that stops nearby. For more information, please check the WRTA's website.
Lodging and Nearby Attractions
Discover Central Massachusetts maintains a list of nearby hotel and lodging options located in Worcester, MA and nearby communities throughout Central Massachusetts. Additionally, Discover Central Massachusetts can be a useful resource for planning a trip to the area and finding local attractions and businesses.