Watch the 2022 ceremonies
More than 2,600 students joined the Central Connecticut State University alumni community following our May 14 commencement ceremonies.
Building off the success of last year’s outdoor commencement exercises, university officials elected once again to host the 2022 ceremonies on campus. Graduates and their guests gathered at Arute Field, where the names of each degree candidate were read aloud during two ceremonies.
The first ceremony at 9 a.m. honored graduates of the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences and the School of Business. Troy McMullen ’89, an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is the current executive editor at ABC News in New York, served as the morning ceremony’s guest speaker.
The second ceremony at 2:30 p.m. honored graduates of the School of Education & Professional Studies and School of Engineering, Science & Technology. Michele “Mickey” Perez ’14, ’16 addressed students at the afternoon ceremony. Perez is an industrial manager at Pratt & Whitney and the founder of Super Jet Brunette, a STEM education organization.
In herhttp://webcapp5.ccsu.edu/admin.php?mm=admissionSchedule remarks to the Class of 2022, CCSU President Zulma R. Toro said, “Celebrations of milestones do not come often enough. What you have accomplished, during one of the most volatile times in recent history, is truly remarkable. Savor this day.”
When graduates arrive, they should go directly to the soccer field; please follow the signs. (No guests will be allowed on the soccer field). All guests should go directly to their seats. Students will be lined up on the soccer field by their School. Graduate students will be lined up by majors, followed by all undergraduates. Ten minutes before the start of the ceremony, students will be directed to Arute Field to prepare to march into the stadium. No rehearsal before the event is necessary as faculty and staff will be onsite to guide all students and answer questions during commencement.
Notes for graduates
- Please do not bring large bags as there is no place to store them during the ceremony.
- Make sure that you have all your regalia with you when you arrive at the soccer field.
- Please bring your electronic or paper copy of your “GradPass” when you arrive at the soccer field for check-in
Check this page and your CCSU email account frequently for updates and details.
Notes for guests
We ask all attendees and participants to review the following list of items that will not be permitted inside the venue:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Open containers
- Horns, whistles, megaphones, and noisemakers
- Posters and banners
By registering with Grad Images, you can set up an appointment for a graduation portrait session during regalia pickup and review and purchase images taken during the ceremony.
Preparing for commencement
Candidates for graduation in December 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022 are eligible to participate in the May commencement ceremony. If you wish to participate, please review the information below.
Cash sales will be held during the following hours:
- Thursday, May 12: 3:00 p.m. To 6:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 13: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All payments must be in cash
Connecticut State Sales Tax already included
- Bachelor's Cap & Gown - $80
- Master's Cap & Gown - $100
- Master's Hood - $35
- Tassel - $8.00
If you do not need to order regalia, please continue to watch your CCSU email for RSVP and ticket information.
Cap and gown distribution and portraits
Regalia orders will be available for pickup on the Vance Green on May 12 and 13 (schedule below). University Honor Cords also will be available during distribution.
If you are unable to pick up your cap and gown, a family member or friend may pick it up for you.
Graduation portraits will be available during cap and gown distribution.
If you have questions about regalia, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at (860) 832-1740.
Cap and gown distribution schedule
Thursday, May 12: noon to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about commencement, send email to email@example.com.