Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23

Central Connecticut State University is thrilled to announce the return of in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and May 23, 2021, at Arute Field on campus!

The COVID-19 upended our typical commencement exercises over the last year, but recently revised restrictions on large gatherings have allowed us to press forward with a live event on campus. Our students deserve a special day in recognition of their hard work and accomplishments, and we are very happy to make a more traditional commencement ceremony possible for our wonderful students.

However, students and their loved ones also deserve a SAFE day. Keeping in mind the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, we will host four separate, outdoor ceremonies with limited crowd sizes. The undergraduates and graduates of each school will be recognized on the following days and times:

Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Saturday, May 22; 9 a.m.

School of Education & Professional Studies

Saturday, May 22; 2 p.m.

School of Engineering, Science & Technology

Sunday, May 23; 9 a.m.

School of Business

Sunday, May 23; 2 p.m.

Those who are eligible to walk in May should have received an email from with additional details and requirements. If you have eligibility questions, please review the Graduation Elegibility webpage.

New this year

Registration for commencement will be required and more information will forthcoming. Graduates will be allowed to invite two guests to the ceremony. Keep an eye on your CCSU email for more information on how to register and claim tickets for Commencement 2021.

Please click on the tabs above for more information about commencement.

If you have any additional commencement questions, send an email to