Roger Williams University, Rhode Island College and Providence College hold commencement exercises this weekend, the start of several weekends honoring the class of 2016.
Providence College graduates will hear from Marathon Bombing survivor Heather Abbott at a ceremony at the Dunkin Donuts Center on Sunday. At Roger Williams, commencement exercises begin Saturday morning at the seaside campus in Bristol.
This year’s ceremony has an artistic theme with honorary degree recipient Barnaby Evans, the creator of WaterFire, and the founder of arts organization AS220, Bert Crenca, also slated to receive an honorary degree.
Crenca will receive another honorary degree from Brown University at commencement exercises later this month.