Commencement 2021

Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23

Commencement FAQs

Which ceremony do I attend?

Undergraduates and graduates of the Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Education & Professional Studies will participate in the May 22 ceremonies.

Undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Engineering, Science & Technology and School of Business will participate in the May 23 ceremonies.

What are the start times for each ceremony?

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.

How many guests can I bring?

Two guests per graduate. A single ticket that will admit two guests will be given to graduates before the big day.

Who is eligible to participate?

Please view commencement eligibility requirements in detail here. Notifications to students will be sent to their CCSU email account from the Registrar (for undergraduates) and from the School of Graduate Studies (for master's and doctoral students) on a rolling basis.

Are young children counted as a guest and/or permitted to sit on laps or stay in strollers?

We are only permitted to allow 2 guests per graduate.  The counts by the Department of Public Health do not permit excluding anyone who is in attendance, so we are not permitted to have children sit on laps. The numbers are physical counts and cannot be altered based on age.  

Can family members/friends join graduates on the field/stage?

Only graduates will be permitted to sit on the field and walk across the stage.  This will be a restricted area for only graduates and CCSU faculty/staff.  

Will the ceremony be available to watch online?

The ceremonies will be streamed live on the CCSU website.  It will be simultaneous with the commencement ceremony with a 20 second delay.  The webcast will be on the main website and no password or special player will be needed.  Any computer should be able to play the webcast and it will be recorded.

How long will the ceremony last?

Approximately 90 to 120 minutes

What is the difference between a GradPass and my ticket?

The GradPass serves two functions; it is the graduating student’s entry to graduation, and it will also be scanned right before the graduate walks the stage. Therefore, graduates must bring their GradPass, and securely hold onto it for the duration of the ceremony. 

The reserved ticket from Marching Order is for your guests. Each graduate may reserve one ticket, which will admit two guests.

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Send an email to Commencement@ccsu.edu.