Commencement 2019


Check out photos from Commencement 2019!

Central Connecticut State University’s Commencement, a time of celebration and pageantry to mark the academic success of our students, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

More than 2800 graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred during the morning and afternoon ceremonies held at the XL Center in Hartford. If you are unable to attend in-person, we will be providing a live stream from each ceremony.

9 a.m. Ceremony - The undergraduate and graduate candidates from the Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Engineering, Science, & Technology will be awarded their diplomas (click here for the ceremony’s live feed). Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont will deliver the Commencement Address.  

3 p.m. Ceremony - The undergraduate and graduate candidates from the School of Business and the School of Education and Professional Studies will receive their diplomas at the afternoon ceremony (click here for the ceremony’s live feed). Alumnus and NFL executive Scott Pioli will present the Commencement Address and will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters for his leadership, philanthropy, and his devoted support of his alma mater.

We are looking forward to what will be a memory-making day for our graduates. We hope to see you there!

Commencement Speakers

Frequently Asked Questions

Honorary Degree Recipients

Winter 2019


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