Commencement 2022

Saturday, May 14

We are looking forward to celebrating commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2022 (rain date is May 15).

With our beautiful campus as a backdrop, we will host two outdoor commencement ceremonies at Arute Field. In returning the event to campus last May, we realized how very special and meaningful it is to celebrate the culmination of our students’ hard work on our home turf. Arute Field also allows the University’s efforts to safely accommodate as many graduating students and their guests as possible.

9 a.m. Ceremony
(7:45 a.m. Check-In)

Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

School of Business

2:30 p.m. Ceremony
(1:15 p.m. Check-In)

School of Education & Professional Studies

School of Engineering, Science & Technology

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

Commencement photos

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.

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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

All graduating students are required to wear a black cap and gown at the ceremony.

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