Commencement 2018

What you need to know

To participate in CCSU’s Commencement Exercises, students must be attired in an appropriate cap and gown.

Master’s candidates - gown, hood, cap & '18 tassel - $70.00

Doctoral candidates will be contacted individually concerning regalia options.

If you do not need to order regalia, we still need to know that you will be participating in the ceremony, so please click here to register.


Purchasing regalia?

Purchasing regalia?

The ordering site is now closed however, you can still order regalia and pick it up at Cap & Gown distribution. The cost is $90.00 (which includes Ct. state sales tax of 6.35%). 

To let us know you will be purchasing your cap and gown, please follow the link supplied in the Commencement email you recently received.

Payment needs to made at the time of pickup and the only accepted form of payment is cash.  See pick up instructions below

Regalia ordering questions can be directed to the Alumni Office at (860) 832-1740.

Own your own?

If you have your own black cap and black gown, you must register here to attend the Commencement ceremony so you will receive vital information and guest tickets.

Cap & Gown Pickup & Portrait Sittings

Campus Pickup

Regalia pickup on campus will be held in the Student Center’s Alumni Hall on Thursday, December 13 from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

Free graduate portrait sittings will also be available during this time. 

If you are unable to pick up your regalia, a family member or friend may do it for you. Caps & gowns will not be available for distribution on Commencement day.

Line-up Instructions

In addition to your regalia, you will receive specific line-up instructions for the ceremony processional.

Name Card

During pickup, you will also be given a name card that you need to bring to the ceremony. If your name is challenging to pronounce, please phonetically spell your name on the card to assist the commencement ceremony reader.

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets are required for the Winter Commencement ceremony. Each participating graduate will receive four guest tickets if they register by November 8, 2018. In early December, graduating students will receive an email from the CENtix Box Office to their CCSU email address. This email will contain a unique access code allowing each graduate to order two guest tickets.  At the ceremony, guest tickets will be scanned to ensure authenticity.

Questions about ordering guest tickets may be directed to CENtix or (860) 832-1989.

Portrait Sitting

Grad Images will be in Alumni Hall offering you the opportunity to take a formal portrait. You may choose a solo portrait, or you can invite family and/or friends to pose with you. Grad Images is CCSU’s official commencement photographer and will also be taking photos at the ceremony.


Dec 16 @ 1 p.m.
Welte Auditorium Snow Date: 12/18 @ 6:30pm

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Commencement Speaker

May 2019 Commencement

Honorary Degree Recipients


Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Academic Honors
Email the Registrar Staff or call (860) 832-2236

Graduate Degree Requirements
Graduate Studies: (860) 832-2363

Academic Cap & Gown
Development & Alumni Affairs

Official Commencement Photographer:
Grad Images: (800) 424-3686


For other questions or concerns regarding Commencement, send an email to